Monday, March 25, 2013

Zombies and My Favorite BBQ Grilled Chicken Recipe

On any given Sunday night that is followed by a Monday where our kids don't have to go to school, you can find us with our friends, Shan and Tim. We have food. We have fellowship. And then we send the kids to the basement to watch a nice, wholesome movie while we adults get our zombie fix.

Last night was no different. Shan had the brilliant idea that we should have a big, country dinner in honor of The Walking Dead. We had grilled and fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried squash, cornbread, and apple pie. It was amazing!

I prepared the grilled chicken on Saturday night. I used my favorite recipe for BBQ grilled chicken. You'll need a few ingredients for the marinade.

First, you chop the onion. Then you sautee it in a little bit of oil along with the garlic.

When the onion is tender, you add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer on the stove for about 20 minutes.

Let the marinade cool for a few minutes. Then place some chicken in a shallow dish and pour most of the marinade over it. Reserve about 1/3 cup to baste the chicken with while it's grilling. Let your chicken soak up all that flavor for a good long while - overnight is best.

Now it's time to grill! This is the part where everybody pats Jeff on the back and tells him what a great job he did preparing the chicken while completely neglecting the work I did on the front end. Ha! I will say, to Jeff's credit, that there was a monsoon happening while he was grilling this chicken yesterday, and he totally took one for the team. It was delicious!

Since this week is spring break (woot!), Jeff and I were able to sleep a little later than usual before getting to our workout. We finally rolled out of bed around 7:30 this morning and headed to the basement for P90X Chest, Shoulders and Triceps routine. This workout is killer for the triceps. We were both feeling it by the end!

The rest of the day is going to be dedicated to spring cleaning. We have some serious work to do!

Jen's BBQ Grilled Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic (or minced)
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 - 2.5 lbs. chicken tenders or breasts
~Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 - 10 min., or until onion is tender. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, vinegar, brown sugar and water. Mix together well. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Set aside, covered, and let cool. 

Place chicken in a shallow, nonporous dish and pour cooled sauce over chicken. Reserve about 1/3 cup of sauce in a separate container for basting. Cover chicken and let marinate in refrigerator at least one hour or overnight. Cover reserved sauce and refrigerate.

Grill over medium high heat, basting occasionally with the reserved sauce.

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