The following recipe relies on dry vermouth and sherry for its flavor, as well as mustard, garlic, herbs and other classic favorites which are found in plenty of marinade for grilled chicken breasts recipes. You can use this marinade as a sauce or a basting agent if you want to. Take care when basting chicken on the grill. This recipe contains vegetable oil which is flammable. If it drips on to the flames it will flare up, so be careful if you decide to baste your bird with a marinade containing oil.
Grilling chicken breasts without use a marinade can be risky because chicken is a very lean meat and therefore dries out easily when cooked over a dry heat. Using a tasty marinade for grilled chicken breasts means you can infuse the chicken with moisture, in the form of the marinade, as well as giving it an extra special flavor. If you are worried about your chicken breasts drying out and you are keen to maintain their succulence, the following recipe is highly recommended.
Grilled Chicken Breasts with a Sweet Marinade
6 minced garlic cloves
1 cup sherry
1 minced onion
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dry vermouth
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon mixed herbs
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon black pepper
Combine the ingredients and marinate some chicken breasts for 3 hours.
Grill until the chicken breasts are cooked through.