Have you jumped on the flavored seltzer water bandwagon yet? We have jumped on and ridden that wagon all the way to the farm. (Is that a saying?) 🤷🏻♀️ I find myself loading up my grocery cart with cases of fruity flavored sparkling waters at the supermarket, every time I go. They're my newest addiction but they're basically guilt free. Zero calories, no caffeine, no sugar and no artificial sweeteners and for a girl who doesn't enjoy plain water - they're pretty much a nectar sent from heaven. I actually consume a lot more water throughout the day since I discovered fruit flavored seltzer water.
I don't want you to think that I'm "anti-soda." Did you know that you can pour Sprite over fresh apple slices to keep them from turning brown? 🍎 Soda is great for recipes like Grilled Flank Steak or the emergency rum and coke. 🍸 Believe it or not, it's also perfect as a marinade for grilled chicken.
If you know me at all, you know that I'm a girl who's obsessed with grilled chicken. I think I could eat grilled chicken every single day and never get tired of it. I am so excited to be adding a new sweet and sour recipe to my grilled chicken repertoire that I could just burst.
Lemon Lime Grilled Chicken
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
4 garlic cloves
4 bay leaves
1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup lemon lime soda
3 pounds bone in, skin on chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon lime juice
Remove chicken from grill and let rest.
Serve chicken with remaining sauce.
I'm a stickler when it comes to preventing cross contamination among raw meats. I preach safe practices to my family when they prepare raw meat and chicken. I wash all surfaces that raw meat has been in contact with before I reuse it for cooked meat. I also discard marinades that I've used to soak raw food. Reserving marinade to add to the chicken at the end of the cooking is always a good habit to get into. Trust me - your stomach with thank me.
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