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Mock Lobster Recipe
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Mock Lobster

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"Try this recipe for chicken that is marinated and grilled, dipped in butter and tastes amazingly like lobster. My Dad actually got this recipe from a friend of his, and it's too wonderful to keep it a secret! Serve with clarified butter for dipping. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine the soy sauce, oil, garlic salt, pepper, brown sugar, mustard powder, ginger and pineapple juice. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for about 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. When cooled, place the chicken into a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over it. Press out as much air as you can, seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to marinate.
  2. Preheat a grill for medium-low heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill and discard the marinade. Cook until chicken juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn as needed to keep the chicken from burning.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2008

This recipe was excellent! I think it is unrealistic to expect it to taste "just like" lobster. Of course it doesn't. But it IS a similar taste and the texture is good too. It was tender and delicious. IF your favorite way to eat lobster is diped in melted butter, and IF it is a treat that you simply can't afford very often, I think you will thoroughly enjoy this recipe as a substitute. With boneless chicken breasts on sale so often, this is absolutely a perfect way to serve them. We cooked them on a grill, and just until done, which was about 20 minutes as the recipe said, turning them often. I think the smokey flavor helped. We marinated the chicken only about two hours-- next time I might marinate over night. EVEN if you just think this tastes like chicken, it is EXCELLENT chicken. I would absolutely recommend it and absolutely recommend savoring each bite dripping with melted butter. YUM. Thanks to the person who posted this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 21, 2010

It was ok, nothing special. The marinade was good, but not great. I wasn't expecting it to really taste like lobster, so there was no surprise there when it didn't.


127 Ratings

Apr 18, 2008

We loved this chicken! It didn't REALLY taste like lobster, but the marinade was excellent, the chicken juicy, and I liked the butter dipping idea. I did bake mine for 30 minutes at 350. Husband suggests next time a little Old Bay seasoning for more of the seafood taste. Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 03, 2009

Oh my! Absolutely loved it! I prepared this yesterday for my family..hubby and grown sons..and got rave reviews from them all. I followed the recipe exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. The only thing I did, that wasn't stipulated in the recipe, was give the chicken breasts a bit of a pounding to further tenderize before marinating, but not enough to flatten. The descriptive words that were passed around the table were: MMMMM, Delicious, Soooo tender & juicy, WOW thats fantastic, don't lose that recipe. I discovered that a tin of pineapple tidbits has just the required 1/2 cup of pineapple juice in it (so I didn't have to go out to buy the juice) and I used the pineapple tidbits in a dessert.

May 10, 2008

You have GOT to try this!!! The chicken is excellant - it sounds weird to did it into butter but wow is it good! I will be making this several times. I did marinate for 24 hours so the flavor really carried all the way through. This is a don't miss! I am not getting into if it tastes like lobster - who cares - it tastes great and that is all my family cares about! Thanks for sharing!

Jun 24, 2014

My man fell in love with me all over again. I only had boneless skinless thighs, but they soak up the marinade just fine. I've never cooked a marinade before, but I'm thinking this will be the new standard recipe I use. Takes more time, but worth it...and the butter was a wonderful (if sinful) touch. Works great on kebabs too! UPDATE: just want to say that I use this recipe all the time and it always turns out scrumptious. Tonight it was blsl thighs and bone in drumsticks. DBF asked if I had put bacon in the marinade :D heehee! I did make one sub this time; used the juice from a jar of Dole tropical fruit in juice instead of straight up pineapple juice.

Jun 30, 2008

I thought this chicken was excellent! It does have a similar taste and texture to lobster when dipped in butter. I made this last week and am making it again tonight because even my picky husband liked it!

Apr 21, 2010

I've been using this marinade all winter. I actually thought I'd already rated it. Depending on how much chicken I am preparing, depends on how much oil I add to the marinade. Overall, I'm sure I use less. I used garlic powder and added no more salt to the recipe than is in the soy sauce. This is an EXCELLENT recipe. I've broiled it and am looking forward to grilling it this summer. When I take BLSL breasts out of the freezer, I add the marinade to the frozen breasts and let it thaw in the marinade. Very tasty! The melted butter dip contributes to the "illusion" of lobster, and is very good. But not necessary to enjoy this dish. Bon apetit!


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  • Calories
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 1564 mg
  • 63%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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