It's officially the first day of summer people, and what better way to celebrate than with a little grillin' action on the patio! I fancied a less traditional meal for summer solstice and decided to go with a grilled chicken breast (it was something I had in the freezer, that might have swayed my decision). I was searching Food Network's website to find some inspiration and as crazy as it sounds, I once again went for a Giada recipe. I know, I know, I have my doubts about her show, but I do believe the lady can cook and in this case, grill. The recipe appealed to me because I had all the ingredients in my fridge and pantry, but not only that, there was no prep (a.k.a. marinating) which was great for a last minute meal. So, let's check out the easy steps:
|To begin the process, place some balsamic vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper into a medium sized sauce pan. Stir the mixture together until it's smooth and then simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes.
|Coat the chicken with some of the sauce and keep the remaining sauce for later. (Get some chicken dipping action going on!) Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side and then serve it up.
|And look what you get...is this Famous Dave's or my kitchen? Who can tell, really?
And there you have it, a simple delicious meal for the first day of summer. Give it a try, it won't take but 30 minutes for you to whip up, including the sides. Happy Summer!
Find the detailed recipe here