Nearly Perfect Chicken

For the record, I didn't call it that. My son did…right before he polished it off.

It's really a no recipe, recipe I learned from my mom. She baked it, on just about any piece or part over a lifetime of cooking. I put it on the grill and for the first time in a while, I let the coals settle. High heat would have singed the fruit basted tenders.

1-1/2 pounds chicken tenders, skinless & boneless

Marinade: 2 cloves garlic, 2 glugs soy sauce, 1 glug olive oil, 1 large or 2 small apricots, juice of 1 lime (2 if they're stingy), ground pepper. Whirl it in a processor. Marinate chicken 15-20 minutes on the countertop or longer in the fridge. Maybe 10-12 minutes on medium grill or coals, flipping and keeping an eye out for flames.

Some fresh or dried ginger in the marinade wouldn't hurt. Mango can sub for apricot.

Eat – B


Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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