Chicken Grilled in Chive Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken in Chive Vinaigrette

Chicken Grilled in Chive Vinaigrette

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  • ¼

    cup olive oil

  • ¼

    cup white wine vinegar

  • 1

    tsp. salt

  • ½

    tsp. pepper

  • tsp. ground mustard

  • 1

    clove garlic

  • Grated peel of 1 lemon

  • 1

    tsp. chopped fresh chives

  • 4

    boneless, skin-on chicken breast halves


In food processor or blender container, combine 1 tbsp of the oil, 1 tbsp. of the vinegar, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, 1/4 tsp of the pepper, and the mustard. Cover; process 15 seconds. While processor is running, add 2 tbsp. of the olive oil; process 10 seconds. Add remaining 3 tbsp vinegar, remaining tbsp oil, the garlic, and lemon peel, add chives; process 15 seconds more. Pour sauce into shallow glass dish or large reseal-able food storage plastic bag; place chicken in dish or bag. Turn chicken to coat and cover with sauce. Cover dish or seal bag; marinate in refrigerator at east 4 hours or up to overnight. When ready to grill, place chicken on prepared grill, skin-side up, about 8 inches from heat. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Grill, turning and basting with sauce every 10 minutes, about 1 hour or until chicken is no longer pink, fork can easily be inserted in chicken, and juices run clear, discard any remaining marinade. Serves 4


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