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Summer Lemonade Barbecue Chicken

Hello dear readers! It has been far too long since an update and I appologize. A new job, new three hour commute, and new schedule have really taken it out of my cooking! I do manage on Sundays to make a good meal and usually something sweet though!

I saw this recipe and cut it from our local paper. I made it to the directions but skipped the blending step and just crushed the garlic and ginger. I also forgot to set some aside for basting, doh! The chicken still came out juicy and delicious! I really worried that the lemonade concentrate would be too sweet or acidic but it was just right. I did marinate it for about 8 hours.

I served this with a delicious Salt and Vinegar potato salad posted by my favorite Messy Chef Amy. Enjoy!

Summer Lemonade Barbecue Chicken

Makes 4 servings

4 bone-in chicken breasts halves

1 can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate

¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

2 garlic cloves, peeled

2 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon lemon zest

¼ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine lemonade concentrate with soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, lemon zest, paprika and black pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.

Place chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag.

Reserve ½ cup of lemonade mixture to use for basting, then pour the remaining mixture over the chicken, mixing to coat the pieces.

Allow chicken to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight, turning occasionally.

Preheat grill. Remove chicken from bag and discard the marinade.

Place chicken on hot grill. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat for 10 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

Grill until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Nutrition information: Per serving: 262 calories, 8 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 16 grams carbohydrate, 30 grams protein, 0 grams fiber, 800 milligrams sodium, 82 milligrams cholesterol.


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