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Marinated Grilled Chicken II Recipe
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Marinated Grilled Chicken II
Simple recipe that helps combat dry chicken blues. See more

Marinated Grilled Chicken II

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"This recipe can be used for inexpensive chicken pieces or to grill a whole chicken. The Italian salad dressing gives the dish some zing!"

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  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place in a shallow glass bowl and pour 1/2 bottle of salad dressing over it. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Lightly oil grill and preheat to medium high.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from marinade. Season with lemon pepper and salt to taste. Grill over medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2006

Great recipe--this is a definite once a weeker for us during the summer. When I buy skinless boneless chicken breasts I put the chicken and italian salad dressing (Kraft brand Zesty Italian) in a freezer bag for freezing and then defrost in the fridge overnight--it marinates while defrosting. Before grilling, I sprinkle with McCormicks Spicy Pepper Medley. This is quick, easy and tastes great. Leftovers can be added to a salad the next day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2009

we omitted the lemon pepper and just used straight dressing with salt and pepper added. It was pretty good, nothing that wowed us though. A good go to recipe if you need something in a pinch though.

Aug 24, 2008

very yummy! while the chicken is cooking on the grill I make a little bowl of shredded cheese with chopped up tomatoes and more house style dressing. The once its cooked I put that on top of the chicked. My husband loves it!!

May 18, 2006

I also use the previous reviewer's trick, pre-marinating frozen bs breasts. It's a great time saver! I only used 8oz of dressing for 4 breasts, but shook on extra lemon pepper. Leftovers were good sliced over salad greens for a quick cold lunch.

Nov 10, 2009

This is a good marinade when you're short on time. I used light italian dressing (half the bottle), added some fresh lemon juice, cracked black pepper, and some lemon zest along with fresh rosemary.

Apr 02, 2008

I've heard from many people over the years that italian dressing makes an excellent marinade but this is the first time I've tried it. I'm really impressed with the flavor since I was really short on time and could only marinate the chicken for about an hour. I sliced it up and served in corn tortillas with some salsa. Awesome chicken!

Feb 03, 2006

Ater it came off the grill i put some carmalized onions and melted cheddar over the top. Tasted just like the smothered chicken I love from one of my favorite restaurants!

May 27, 2010

super easy and SO GOOD - used bone in thighs (took off the skin) and adjusted grilling time to 6 - 8 minutes per side, used Kraft Zesty Italian dressing and used garlic pepper (instead of lemon pepper). Only made all the changes because that is what I had on hand.


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  • Calories
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 32.8 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1935 mg
  • 77%

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

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