Grilling season has begun in Cincinnati, so I want to share some of my favorite recipes for the grill. The first one is with chicken breasts. I think everyone knows if you don’t treat a chicken breast the correct way you are going to get an outcome that is rubbery and definitely not tasty. This recipe will never give you that outcome.
This recipe came from friends we visited in North Carolina at least 25 years ago. I have been making this Seven-Up chicken ever since. The chicken always turns out juicy and delicious. Give this chicken a try and I promise it will be on your menu constantly. Happy Grilling!
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup Seven-Up
- 1/2 tsp powdered garlic
Several hours before you want to grill the chicken place the flattened chicken breasts in the marinade. Flatten the chicken by placing each piece between plastic wrap and pounding until it is the same thickness for the entire breast.
Combine the soy sauce, olive oil, Seven-Up and garlic. Stir until mixed. You can try using other lemon-lime sodas, but I have never found the chicken to taste the same so I say stick with what you know works best. Use Seven-Up.
Place the chicken breasts in the marinade and put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Longer is always better with this marinade. I use a zip-lock bag for marinating the chicken.
Preheat the grill according to your manufacturers instructions. Grill the chicken on medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes on each side depending on the size of the breasts. Remove from the grill and let the chicken rests for 10 minutes covered with aluminum foil.