Yay! It's Friday!! Friday comes much quicker when you have an extra day off during the week. I think I'm going to have to negotiate that in to my next contract. As if. LOL I am NOT going to complain about my job - I really do love it.
Today I bring you one of my favorite chicken recipes. I got this recipe from my Mom, who got it from Allrecipes. The original recipe (linked in the title of the recipe itself) is for kabobs, but we always do it on chicken breasts. This is a recipe that can be made year-round - if you BBQ year-round like we do.
Rosemary Ranch Chicken
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c ranch dressing
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
2 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
1 Tbsp white sugar, or to taste (optional)
5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, white vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard marinade.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill over medium-high heat until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear.
NOTES: I usually let this marinate overnight or the entire day (which ever I remember to do). My Mom uses dried rosemary, but I prefer fresh in this recipe even though it's a bit more work. I also omit the vinegar (I wasn't sure whether I did or not until I pulled up the picture). This recipe makes awesome leftovers!
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And as a bonus, I'll share a couple pictures I snapped yesterday afternoon. Click for maximum goodness.
Guess I should get some work done. It's shaping up to be a busy weekend (which will be the case for the next couple of weeks). I hope to keep my sanity and to return with more posting fun on Monday. Oh, just a little note: thank you to everybody who voted in my little poll this week. I have one question, though. I listed "Other" as an option and one person clicked that - WHAT, may I ask, do you want to see more of (if not more cuties, yummies or pretties)?