Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sweet Summer BBQ

1½ lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips(or the pre-cut chicken breast strips)
3/4 c Your favorite BBQ sauce (This is especially good with original KC Masterpiece or one of those "darker" smokier tasting sauces, I don't recommend the sweet/honey/tart sauces b/c you are adding fruit juices which will sweeten it up quite a bit!)
1-2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 c pineapple juice
Garlic powder or 1 clove of garlic-minced
Few squirts of lemon juice (1 or 2 generous squirts will do the trick)

Mix all ingredients together in large ziploc baggie, make sure all the chicken is coated with mixture. Place in refrigerater for a few hours.
Prepare grill with vegetable oil. Grill 3-4 minutes on each side or until done, we grill it a little longer because we cover the grill in foil. 

Serve with rice. After preparing rice toss a slice or two of pineapple in and toss the rice to carry over the flavor. And/or salad, if you'd like you can also toss some pineapple with the salad for a little extra flavor.
I love to serve this with Asparagus, it is one of my favorite side dishes in the summer! Clean and prepare asparagus (wash and snap off the white/hard end-it should snap right off). Heat 2 Tablespoons or so of butter in a pan. For this dish add a splash of pineapple juice, salt and pepper, and a splash of lemon juice. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes. It's best to pick thin asparagus that is all the same size so it cooks evenly.
*For a different take on the same meal try Teriyaki sauce instead of BBQ, and keep the pineapple/lemon juice in the recipe Great summer grilling recipe!

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