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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fire Chicken


The original name of this recipe is "Lemon BBQ Chicken". I call it "Fire Chicken" because when Chicken Legs puts it on the grill it flames up like this (from the oil in the marinade).

I love this chicken. It might be my favorite chicken marinade, and that is saying a lot since I am a self-proclaimed "chickitarian"! It is so tender and flavorful. It has a nice tangy flavor from the lemon. It is really simple to put together. I like to let it marinate overnight (it is easier to put together the night before and it tastes better the longer it marinates).  I usually cook extra chicken to eat the next day.



Lemon BBQ Chicken
Recipe from Candlelight and Wisteria, page 193
(Printable Recipe)

6 chicken breasts
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbs salt
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp crushed basil
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp thyme leaves, crushed
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients, except chicken. Pierce chicken with fork and put in large zip-lock bag. Pour mixture over chicken and marinate overnight in refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before placing chicken on the grill.


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8 comments:

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  2. Looks delish. We need more chix recipes...thanks. Going camping next weekend so we'll be cooking over the fire. Yum!!!��

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  3. Are these boneless and skinless chicken breasts?

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  4. Yes - I used boneless and skinless chicken. This would work with bone-in chicken as well. You just need to cook it longer. Enjoy!

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  5. How many fresh lemons do you average to get the amount of juice needed?

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  6. Hey Steph, can you tell/link me the spaghetti(?) recipe, your side on the plate? -Thanks

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  7. Janet - it usually takes about 4-5 lemons to get 1/2 cup of juice. It will just depend on how big they are.

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  8. unknown - that is a box of Noodle Roni - parmesan flavor I believe.

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