Friday, May 27, 2011

Rosemary Ranch Chicken

Sorry I was quiet this week, but I’m back today with a recipe that you really must make for your Memorial Day cookout this weekend. If you’re anything like me, your favorite way to prepare chicken on the grill is to marinate it in Italian dressing. That’s how my mom made grilled chicken, and that’s how I’ve always done it. It’s simple and delicious and I was convinced that there couldn’t be anything better.

That is, until I saw this recipe. I first saw it on Ann’s blog, where she shared the recipe under the post title The Most Delicious Chicken in the Whole Wide World. How could I not try it after that?

This is honestly the best grilled chicken I’ve ever had. My whole family was blown away by the flavors. It’s succulent and amazing and it really may be the most delicious chicken in the whole wide world. You should totally try it this weekend and see for yourself. :)

Rosemary Ranch Chicken
ever-so-slightly adapted from Allrecipes

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup ranch dressing
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste (optional)
Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or tenders (I used tenders because that’s what I had)

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, white vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (I marinated it overnight).

2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken until no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear.



Katie said...

I'm always looking for new marinades for chicken. This is one I will have to try sometime soon.

By the way, I made those lasagna buns the other night. I'm excited to see what changes you may have made to the recipe as I thought they were lacking something!

4*KowBoys said...

To funny! I have this marinating in the fridge right now! I haven't had it yet, but I am glad to read that it's good! I have had this recipe in my files forever... so funny that you just had it, too!

Lisa K said...

I'll for sure make this this weekend!!

Debbie said...

You have sold me on this so I will have to try it!!! Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Yay! So happy you liked it!! It seriously is the best grilled chicken I've ever had....glad you agree!

Anonymous said...

I tried it over the weekend, and it seriously was the best!! Thanks for posting it!

Monica H said...

Love ranch and rosemary so I'll be trying this!

Stephanie said...

I don't comment on blogs very often, but I just had to say that my husband RAVED about this recipe. Like, five times during dinner he told me how great it was. We don't have a grill, so I ended up baking it in the marinade for 30-40 minutes, and it was great! My husband thought the marinade/sauce would go really well with fish, so we'll probably try that next. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jeremiah Leitner said...

I do chicken in the oven with half itailan dressing half bbq sauce and sprinkle rosemary on top and bake... or use plain western salad dressing and bake chicken... either way easy and quick to prepare