Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Grilled Raspberry Chicken


Yesterday it was about 65 degrees in Atlanta so I decided to take advantage of the mild weather, fire up my Big Green Egg and grill some Raspberry Chicken for dinner.  I originally had something else planned for dinner but I changed my plans when I realized that it was perfect grilling weather.  This recipe is super easy and really yummy!

Raspberry Chicken
1 cup + 4 ½ teaspoons raspberry vinaigrette  (I used Trader Joes brand raspberry vinaigrette.)
2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary
6 chicken breasts  (I used 3 chicken breasts but they were HUGE.)
½ cup seedless raspberry jam  (I couldn't find seedless so I used raspberry preserves with seeds.)
1 ½ teaspoons lime juice  (I used 1/2 of a fresh lime.)
½ teaspoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine 1 cup vinaigrette and rosemary and pour over chicken.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Combine remaining ingredients.  

Grill chicken and baste with marinade. 

It doesn't get much simpler than that.   

I used half of the sauce for a glaze and I passed the remaining sauce at the table.  I was afraid that the seeds in the sauce would scare my children away but they really loved it.  They both spooned big helpings of sauce over the chicken on their plates and never even mentioned the seeds.  (Yea - a small victory over my finicky eaters.)  The Raspberry Chicken was really moist and flavorful.  I love the rosemary and raspberry combination.

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