Grilled Chicken Scampi

We recently became the proud owners of a barbecue grill, replacing the one that died a few years back.  I really wanted the kind that uses wood charcoal.  theHubby really wanted a gas grill.  So after much back-and-forth and compromise, we bought a gas grill.  But I get to cook on it, so I'm the one who really benefits the most.

Now to decide what we should test-drive on it.  

Did you guess chicken?

The post date for the monthly Secret Recipe Club, where members select and make a recipe from an assigned blog, was coming up quickly.  This month I had the good fortune to have been assigned Ashley's Cheese Curd in Paradise. Ashley hails from Green Bay, WI (hence the playful blog name) and is the mom of 2 (including a new baby ... congrats Ashley!).

Did you notice that anytime someone picks up tongs, they click it
a few times? Not once, but click-click-click.  I think it's kind of a law.

Even more good fortune ... one of her recipes had grill marks all over it.  Literally ... its name even starts with the word "Grill."   Score!

Grilled Chicken Scampi 
Adapted From: Cheese Curd in Paradise
Yield: 4 servings

4 garlic cloves
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded flat
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons (approx. 1/4 cup)
1 Tbl. lemon zest
2 Tbl. finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
3 Tbl unsalted margarine, softened

Peel garlic cloves.  Smash 3 of the clove with the flat side of a chef knife and place in a medium bowl.  Finely chop the remaining clove and set aside.

Add the oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, wine, salt and pepper to the bowl with the smashed garlic. Place chicken into a large resealable freezer bag. Pour lemon-garlic mixture into the bag; carefully let air out of bag, then seal. Allow chicken to marinate in the fridge for 8 hours to overnight.

Combine margarine with chopped garlic clove. Melt mixture in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and set aside.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from bag; discard bag and marinade.

Grill chicken for about 5-6 minutes per side. When chicken is cooked through, brush both sides with garlic-margarine mixture. Remove from grill and place in a covered dish; allow chicken to rest for a few minutes.

Serve chicken with your favorite veggies, preferably grilled.

Important note! Because this post is participating in a blog hop, some of the recipes below might not be kosher. 


Corina said…
It sounds delicious! I love any type of grilled chicken and it's perfect for the barbecue season.
Wendy Klik said…
Sounds like the perfect summer meal. Love Shrimp Scampi so I am sure the Chicken Scampi is delicious as well.
Traci Gasho said…
This chicken recipe sounds delicious.
Julie said…
Perfect summer recipe. Looks delicious. Visiting from SRC B.

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