Italian-style Marinated Grilled Chicken

    3 hours 20 minutes

    Italian salad dressing does wonders for tenderising chicken breasts, especially if they are left to marinate for several hours in the fridge. Then just before grilling, each breast gets a sprinkling of lemon pepper.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 1 cup (250ml) Italian-style salad dressing
    • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • salt to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:3hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours20min 

    1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place in a shallow glass bowl and pour salad dressing over it. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
    2. Lightly oil chargrill or barbecue and preheat to medium high.
    3. Remove chicken breasts from marinade (discard marinade). Season with lemon pepper and salt to taste. Grill over medium high heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

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    Great recipe--this is a definite once a weeker for us during the summer. When I buy skinless boneless chicken breasts I put the chicken and italian salad dressing (Kraft brand Zesty Italian) in a freezer bag for freezing and then defrost in the fridge overnight--it marinates while defrosting. Before grilling, I sprinkle with McCormicks Spicy Pepper Medley. This is quick, easy and tastes great. Leftovers can be added to a salad the next day.  -  05 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    very yummy! while the chicken is cooking on the grill I make a little bowl of shredded cheese with chopped up tomatoes and more house style dressing. The once its cooked I put that on top of the chicked. My husband loves it!!  -  24 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I also use the previous reviewer's trick, pre-marinating frozen bs breasts. It's a great time saver! I only used 8oz of dressing for 4 breasts, but shook on extra lemon pepper. Leftovers were good sliced over salad greens for a quick cold lunch.  -  18 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)