Chicken. You’ve baked it, fried it, grilled it, teriyaki and stir-fried it. But with chicken, we all seem to get to the same place. “Help! I need a new way to make chicken!”
I’m coming to your rescue with a fantastic marinade for grilled chicken that also doubles as a spectacular salad dressing! You’ve never had chicken like this! The marinade/dressing was created by my chef Mom for my two Italian restaurants. The Grilled Chicken Panini Sandwich and my Garbage Salad were two of the most popular items on my menu, both using this recipe. Now I’m sharing it with you in print and in a One Minute Kitchen video!
Grilled Chicken Marinade (Also a Salad Dressing!)
½ cup good Marsala (or a good Sherry if preferred)
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 small clove garlic
1 tablespoon sweet yellow onion
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ¼ cups extra virgin olive oil
Place ingredients in blender except olive oil. While blender is on low, slowly pour olive oil into blender. Turn to medium, then high and blend for about 2 minutes. Dressing will thicken as it is blended and then chilled. Refrigerate. If separates, just whisk to combine. Makes about 2 cups of dressing. Will last in frig for weeks!
For Grilled Chicken
Make the Marinade. Set some aside for salad dressing. Place chicken breasts in a glass or plastic container and pour marinade/dressing over chicken. Turn chicken to fully incorporate dressing. Cover and let sit for several hours or even better, overnight.
When ready to grill, lift chicken from dressing and cook according to your desired method. (Grilled, pan seared or oven baked.