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Tuscan Chicken Marinade Recipe

Tuscan Chicken Marinade
If you are looking for a good marinade recipe for chicken, you may want to consider making this Tuscan chicken marinade. It has great flavor and is easy enough to prepare. The Tuscan chicken marinade is used both as a marinade and as a sauce for serving after the chicken is cooked. If you don’t want to grill the chicken it can be baked in the oven. This recipe gets a lot of flavor from sundried tomatoes, vinegar, basil and oregano. The marinade is prepared in the blender and then can be used in a ziplock bag with the chicken. Enjoy.

Tuscan Chicken Marinade

Tuscan Chicken Marinade

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes packed in oil (plus ¼ cup of oil from the jar)
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

 

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the marinade in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour ¾ cup of the marinade into a large zip lock bag. Reserve about ¼ cup of the marinade for serving. Add the chicken breasts to the bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade.
  3. Place the chicken onto the grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side or until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.). Serve with the reserved marinade. 

 

Adapted from The Seasoned Mom.  

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Grilled Chicken Spice Rub Recipe

Grilled Chicken Spice Rub
Having a good dry spice rub on hand to prepare grilled chicken is a must. This spice rub uses a simple combination of spices to give your grilled chicken a delicious flavor. Sure, salt and pepper is fine but why not even add more flavor with a good dry rub? The best part is you probably have all or most of these ingredients on hand already. This spice rub is a combination of garlic powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper. This recipe makes enough rub to cover about 3 chicken breasts. You can easily prepare this rub in large batches and save some of it for future use. Enjoy.

Grilled Chicken Spice Rub
Grilled Chicken Spice Rub

Grilled Chicken Spice Rub

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Use for rubbing on chicken before grilling.
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Smoked Sausage Rolls Recipe

Smoked Sausage Rolls
These smoked sausage rolls are another great recipe to prepare on the grill. These rolls consists of grilled smoked sausage or kielbasa, white bbq sauce, a fried sauerkraut and onion mixture and swiss cheese. The combination of flavors on these rolls is absolutely delicious. The white bbq sauce gets a lot of flavor from mustard, horseradish and vinegar. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, these could also be prepared on the stovetop in a frying pan or using an indoor grill pan. If you want you can toast the hot dogs until on the grill. You can serve these smoked sausage rolls with French fries on the side. Enjoy.

Smoked Sausage  Rolls
Smoked Sausage  Rolls

Smoked Sausage Rolls

Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients:

White BBQ Sauce-

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

Sauerkraut mixture-

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sauerkraut, drained and squeezed dry
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Other-

  • 3 14-ounce packages smoked sausage (or Polish Kielbasa)
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 bratwurst or hot dog buns

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, sugar, garlic and horseradish. Mix until well blended. Place into the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 4 minutes or until soft. Add an additional tablespoon of oil and add the drained sauerkraut to the skillet. Sauté for about 3 minutes or until the sauerkraut starts to brown. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  3. Slice the smoked sausage into 3 pieces and cut in half lengthwise. Lightly grease the grill grates and heat the outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Add the smoked sausage and grill for about 3 minutes per side or until nicely marked.
  4. Place a slice of swiss cheese onto each roll, add 2 grilled smokes sausage halves, top with some of the onion and sauerkraut mixture, and some white bbq sauce.

 

Adapted from a family feast.

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Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops
These honey mustard pork chops are great on the grill during the warmer months. Using pork is a great alternative to chicken and is a bit cheaper to purchase. This recipe uses a honey mustard sauce for both brushing while grilling and for dipping. The honey mustard sauce gets a lot of flavor from mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar. Preparing this recipe is easy enough, the honey mustard sauce is prepared on the stovetop and then basted onto the pork while it is being grilled to perfection. I like to serve these pork chops with a cold salad. Enjoy.

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops
Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup pure honey
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 pork chops

 

Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan, whisk together the vinegar and cornstarch until fully dissolved. Add in the honey, mustard, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine and simmer over medium heat while whisking until the glaze has reduced a bit, about 5 minutes. Separate the glaze into two small bowls. Reserving one half for dipping and keeping one half for basting the pork chops while grilling.
  2. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and grill for about 3-4 minutes per side or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F.). Brush the pork chops with the half of the glaze used for basting while they are grilling.
  3. Serve with the reserved half of the glaze that was not used for basting. 

 

 Adapted from Chew Out Loud

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