Monday, September 22, 2014

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

As promised last week, I'm back again today to share another delicious grill recipe with you.  This one was so good, my husband didn't even blink an eye when I said we would be having ti two weeks in a row (we ate it all up the first time before I even got a chance to take any photos!)
This chicken tastes amazing.  The marinade comes together in minutes and can be made the night before, or before you leave for work in the morning.  The combination of the sweet pineapple and the soy sauce give the chicken a tremendous flavor.  Give it a try at your next cook out!

Pineapple Grilled Chicken
Adapted from: Six Sisters Stuff


  • 2 Large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 - 1.5 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup diet lemon-lime pop such as Sierra Mist or Sprite (regular pop works too)
  • 1/2 can crushed pineapple (pineapple chunks or tidbits work too if that's what you have on hand!  If using bigger chunks of pineapple make sure to drain all of the pineapple juice in the can for the marinade)
  • 3 TBSP soy sauce
  • 4 TBSP brown sugar

To begin, mix up your marinade in a large bowl (preferably one with a tight lid).  To mix the marinade, mix up your lemon-lime pop, pineapple (including all of the juice from the can), soy sauce, and brown sugar.  Mix until sugar is dissolved
Place chicken in marinade.  I like cut the breasts in half so they soak up the marinade better (and then they are better portion sizes! The boneless skinless chicken breast from my meat department are always so huge!).  Place lid on bowl and shake well (hold the lid on tight!) to coat the chicken well with the marinade.  If you don't have a lid for your bowl, you can just stir the chicken into the marinade.
Refrigerate for at least four hours (preferably overnight or all day while you are at work - better flavor :))
Grill chicken until internal temperate is 165 degrees and no longer pink in the middle.
This chicken goes great with homemade bread and corn from the freezer - or fresh corn on the cob!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Ranch Beer Chicken and Potato Kabobs

We may be into September, but we're not done grilling yet!  In the next few weeks I have two great grilling recipes for your to try - so excited for them!
First up are these Ranch Beer Chicken and Potato kabobs.  Yes, I do live right next to Wisconsin, yes, people from Wisconsin love anything that involves beer or cheese. :)  This is the perfect recipe to take advantage of a nice fall day and enjoy a cookout with friends.
The marinade is super easy to make and adds a delicious flavor to the chicken and potatoes.  And no, you won't get drunk off of this either ;)  The beer just adds flavor, but the alcohol cooks right off in the grilling process.
I hope you enjoy!

Ranch Beer Chicken Kabobs
Recipe adapted from Frugal Foodie Mama 

  • 2 pounds of chicken - cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 pounds potatoes
  • 1 TBSP ranch salad dressing and dip mix
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup light colored beer
First, make your marinade by combing the beer, powered ranch dressing mix, garlic, and olive oil inn a small bowl.  In a medium sized bow, place your chicken chunks and cover with about 2/3 of the marinade.  Place lid on medium bowl and shake well to coat the chicken.  Then refrigerate for at least two hours.  Shake again at least once more.  Cover and refrigerated the rest of the marinade.
30 minutes prior to heating up the grill, begin parboiling the potatoes.  You want them to be softish on the outside, but more firm in the middle - enough to easy skewer, but not so soft that they will split when you skewer them.
Once potatoes are half cooked, place in cold water to stop the cooking process and allow potatoes to cool thoroughly. Once cooled, place potatoes in a bowl and coat with the leftover marinade.
Prepare skewers, by alternating one chicken chunk with one chunk of potato.  Cook kabobs on grill, rotating every 5 minutes.  Total cooking time should be about 20 minutes, depending in heat of grill.  Make sure that chicken is cooked all the way through and potatoes should be crispy.
Makes 5 servings.


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