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Monday, June 11, 2012

My go to marinade for chicken breasts!

As much as I want to like chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, I have to find something that WOWs me to give them flavor.  And with summer time here, I like easy cooking - toss it on the grill and go!  So I was exceptionally tickled to find this EASY and SUPER YUMMY marinade.  Four ingredients tossed in a bag or dish for several hours - that's Easy in my book!
I cut three good size chicken breasts into 2 inch chunks, tossed this marinade into a gallon size freezer back, added chicken and placed in fridge for 6 hours to overnight.  Placed aluminum foil down on the grill that had been sprayed with cooking spray.  Cooked for about 10-15 minutes on medium high.  I have a gas grill, no time for charcoal.  Served with steamed broccoli and yummy rice!  Kids, and grownups, loved it!

Marinade for chicken breast

1 16 oz bottle of Italian dressing (cheap is FINE!)
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Blend all the liquids together.  Marinade chicken 6 hours to overnight.


German Potato Cheese Soup

Recently, our homeschool group gathered to learn a bit about Germany. The main attraction was the German feast!  All participants brought different dishes to our luncheon for everyone to enjoy.  We feasted on German potato salad, German Potato Cheese Soup, Peach Kuchen and German chocolate.  I prepared the soup based on a recipe from Allrecipes with a few adaptations.  My 3 and 5 year old devoured it!  It was really yummy and filling.

German Potato Cheese Soup

4 cups water
3 cups chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
4 medium size potatoes, peeled and dices
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 large onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 cup mayonaise
8 oz processed cheese (such as Velvetta)
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup swiss cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large stock pot, combine water, broth, cream of chicken soup, potatoes, carrots, onion and celery.  Bring to a boil, adding salt and pepper.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  Stir occasionally.
Gradually add mayonaise, whisking smooth.  Add cheeses (Velvetta, cheddar and swiss).  Stir until melted - about 5 minutes.

This also freezes nicely.