A great recipe for those on the go, or those who just don’t have a lot of time for all the other recipes that require soaking and rubbing. You can get the chicken started soaking up all those flavors earlier in the day, and have things ready for the grill when you get home for supper. It only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare.
It just doesn’t get any easier than this. But sometimes the simple things in life are the best. After all, you get a great tasting chicken breast on the grill with minimal preparation time.
Onion & Garlic Grilled Chicken
1 (1 oz.) packet dry soup mix (I use Lipton)
4 cups water
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1) In a saucepan, pour in 4 cups water and empty the packet of dry onion soup mix. Stir this together and bring it to a quick boil. (I promise, it won’t take long!).
2) Now add the garlic powder and mix that in completely.
3) Put 3 to 4 chicken breasts into a container that fits the breasts snugly, pour the soup mix in, covering the chicken breasts. Close the container and put it into the refrigerator for a few hours.
Food Safety Note: If you have time, I recommend leaving the soup mix with the garlic set out to cool to room temperature before pouring over the chicken. But if time isn’t permitting, it should still cool within a safe time, (2 hours above 40 degrees), to not be concerned of bacteria growth.
When you get home, take the chicken out, empty the marinade and let the chicken warm up a bit while you fire up the grill.
Once the grill is ready, throw those chicken breasts on the grill. Can’t you just hear them sizzling already?