Taste-of-Summer Chicken Recipe

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In Lexington, Virginia, Beverly Saunders relies on bottled Italian salad dressing and pineapple juice for her made-in-minutes marinade. Enjoy the summery flavors of this tender charbroiled chicken anytime of year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup white wine or white grape juice
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 140 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the salad dressing, pineapple juice and wine or grape juice; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Taste-of-Summer Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p10

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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wintermom9597@yahoo.com User ID: 193450 51357
Reviewed May. 29, 2012 Edited Mar. 13, 2015

"Delicious. I used bone-in, skin-on breasts and thighs. Had to finish cooking in the oven, because of a storm that rolled thru, but the chicken was delicious still. Nice flavors, very tender, juicy."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 131777
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"This marinade was good and certainly quick. I may make this again."

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