While there are no real official Lag Bomer foods, almost everyone I asked associates the day with a BBQ. And really I dont need much convincing to make a BBQ. I love the flavor of BBQ grilled food, meats, chicken, veggies…even fruit! So I decided to come up with the perfect grilled BBQ chicken breast recipe for Lag Bomer and it came out even better then I had hoped!
Its full of flavor, moist and just so yummy, and used ingredients you probably already have in your fridge! The trick with marinating chicken is to use some sort of acidic base which helps bring the marinade into the chicken and really pump it with flavor.
I used a grill pan for this (apartment living with no BBQ) but this will work on a regular grill as well, or even just using a pan to cook the chicken with the sauce.
Note that the marinade works great for veggies also! (see zucchini in the picture)
Anyway, enjoy this insane grilled chicken (which is also soooo easy to make!)
Grilled Barbecue Chicken
3-4 Chicken Breasts, sliced into 1/4 thick pieces
3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1/4 C. Italian Dressing
1/4 C. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Mustard
1/3 C. Barbecue Sauce
1 Tbsp Rosemary
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Mix everything except for the chicken in a bowl to create the marinade. Add in the chicken and let marinate for at least 2 hours (you can do less but it will be less flavorful).
Heat a grill pan or barbecue. Grill chicken 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.
If you want you can take the leftover marinade and heat it up in a pan and then use as a sauce for the chicken. (heating it up will kill the bacteria from the raw chicken allowing you to eat the sauce as is).