I remember laughing at the name of this recipe when I first came across it. But after just one bite I understood. It is unbelievably delicious. I think the original recipe was posted on Allrecipes.com and it called for a considerable amount of oil in the marinade (6 T.) That much wasn’t necessary and, in my opinion, diluted the flavor of the marinade. So in this version of the recipe I have brought the amount of olive oil down to 1 T.
The other thing I’ve changed is I call for chicken that has been pounded thin (1/4 inch or so) so that the chicken breasts cook evenly and quickly. Once a breast is pounded I also typically cut it in two before adding it to the marinade. That way there is more surface area to drink in the marinade and caramelize when it hits the grill.
Unbelievable Chicken Marinade (adapted from Allrecipes.com)
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 3 T. whole grain mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- ground pepper to taste
- 1 T olive oil
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
In a large, non-reactive container, thoroughly mix all ingredients through olive oil. Pound each chicken breast to a 1/4″ thickness (see below) and then cut in half. Place chicken in the marinade mixture. Cover, and marinate chicken in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove chicken from marinade and place on the hot grill. Chicken will only need 3-4 minutes per side.
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