Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kentucky Grilled Chicken

I've figured out on the days I'm working there aren't enough hours in the day for me to get everything done! I need to take lessons from someone because I feel like as soon as I get home I'm in a huge rush to get about 2 million things done! It's already bed time and I'm just now getting around to posting and I have to clean Chases bed off before he can go lay down because someone (his daddy) let him throw half the stuff out of his toy box today. I just made a batch of apple dumplings and I'm waiting for them to cool enough to cover... I can't wait to share the recipe for those with you because it's my grandma's recipe! You will have to wait on those. Tonight I'm posting the yummy chicken we had for supper last night. I spotted this recipe years ago in a Taste of Home cookbook, but forgot about it until last week when Krista at Krista's Kitchen posted the recipe as her favorite grilled chicken. I knew immediately I needed to get myself in gear and just made it already! I'm so glad I did. This chicken's so tender and juicy. Chase went wild for it. I took it for lunch today and it was even better the second time around. This is a must try grilled chicken!

KENTUCKY GRILLED CHICKEN
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup canola oil
5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp salt
10 chicken breast- bone-in

Combine first 5 to make marinade. Place 1 cup of marinade into large zip loc bag and add chicken. Swish around to coat chicken and let refrigerate at least 4 hours. Reserve remaining marinade for basting. Spray grill with cooking spray. Cook chicken over indirect heat for 20 minutes. Turn and grill 20-30 more minutes or until juices run clear. Baste occasionally with reserved marinade.

16 comments:

Julie said...

That marinade really sounds great!

Lynda said...

This sounds delicious, Heidi; it's so nice to grill outdoors and not make a big mess in the house!

Katy ~ said...

Nice simple marinade, sounds delicious, and prefect for a busy night.

Denise said...

Your day sounds like my day, and I am crazy enough to have just signed up one of my kids for soccer, let the chaos really begin. We are BBQing on Sunday, will give this a try.

Charlene said...

This looks great! I'm trying this tonight.

girlichef said...

I love chicken on the grill. This sounds great!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Yep, that's why when I worked full time I did not cook anywhere near like I do now!

I did do some freezer cooking back then - spending the weekends making stuff and putting it up in the freezer and then all I had to do was pop it in the oven when I got home. Also when I did cook, I doubled everything to put one up.

Keep things simple on the days that you work. Meatless meals. Semi-homemade cooking. Main dish salads.

Course there were also lots more times of eating out, fast food and convenience products back then. Maybe not the healthiest way over made from scratch homemade, but hey you do what you have to do to get the family fed.

Enlist help from your husband too on those days you work. We women don't want to have to do that but it's crazy. Men can make a skillet of Hamburger Helper and open a can of veggies on occasion. Don't try to kill yourself - you cannot do it ALL nor can you do it all by yourself when you are working!!

This chicken sounds wonderful - I LOVE grilled chicken. Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

This looks so good..I have to try it. I have to be honest..I've never grilled a bone in chicken breast or thigh..I've only grilled legs and boneless chicken breasts..this will def save me some money too!

the ungourmet said...

This chicken looks great and I can't wait to hear more about the apple dumplings!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love grilled chicken. It's such a time saver when things get hectic.

Rachel said...

You always manage to post recipes at the most perfect times! Bone-in chicken breasts just so happen to be on sale (starting tomorrow) and I had them on my shopping list...I just didn't know exactly how I wanted to prepare them just yet?!? Thank you for the idea!!!!!!

teresa said...

I love the marinade! I know what you mean about not having enough hours in the day! Here's to fitting in all in!

Delectable Dining said...

Mmm... this sounds great! I bet the marinade is wonderful!

Krista said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I'm excited to see the apple dumplings too. I loved my grandma's apple dumplings...I just made a note to myself the other day to find the recipe for this Fall.

I know it's only Wednesday, but I hope you have a nice, restful weekend!

Willoughby said...

This looks like a great recipe. I love finding new marinades for grilled chicken because we have it so often in the summer. I can't wait to see your apple dumpling recipe!

bluecottonmemory said...

Yum--this looks fabulous! I'm hungry now:)