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Taste-of-Summer Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with fat-free Italian dressing) equals 140 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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