I've been buying bulk frozen chicken breasts at Costco and I love them. In the bag you get about 10 and each one is individually wrapped. It's super easy to pull 1 or 2 out of the freezer and just toss them in the sink to defrost.
This lemon garlic marinade is pretty easy to make, and I actually had all of the ingredients on hand. Again, in honor of general laziness, I love a recipe that doesn't require me to make a trip to the grocery store.
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 C dry white wine
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 chicken breasts
2 red bell peppers
1- 8 oz container of mushrooms
2 large shallots
bamboo skewers, or grill skewers
- Submerge 10 bamboo skewers in water to soak.
- Mix minced garlic, olive oil, white wine, parsley, salt, and pepper together in a medium sized bowl.
- Cut lemon in half lengthwise and squeeze juice into wine mixture. Remove any seeds.
- Use a citrus zester or a microplane grater to remove zest from lemon. Add to wine mixture.
- Stir wine mixture briskly with a whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch pieces.
- Add chicken breasts to wine mixture and toss to coat. Set aside.
- Cut peppers and shallots into 2 inch pieces.
- Remove any dirt from mushrooms by rinsing under warm water in a colander.
- Turn on grill to medium heat. Clean with a grill brush to remove any black, burned on bits.
- Thread chicken pieces, peppers, onions, and mushrooms onto bamboo skewers in random order.
- Lay bamboo skewers across a baking sheet to rest, and to avoid dripping.
- After you have finished threading skewers, brush skewers with any remaining marinade with a basting brush.
- Lay skewers on grill and close lid. Cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- Check chicken for doneness before serving. Enjoy!
- The awesome boyfriend does not like mushrooms, so I made a whole skewer of them for myself. Yummy.
- You can use whatever vegetables make you happy. I happened to have shallots and red peppers in the fridge, but you could use green peppers, artichokes, asparagus, or even some fruit. Experiment and see what you like.
- Grills can be finicky, like microwaves. I like to set mine on medium for most things, but yours might run a little bit hotter or cooler. Make sure that you chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees to reduce the risk of food borne illness.