Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Last week was jam-packed for us, and I was feeling under the weather most of the week. Thankfully, I had a much better weekend! And we got in some great family time.
Not to mention, Friday my husband and I celebrated 5 years of marriage – woot woot! That’s an achievement in my book lol. I have so enjoyed doing life with my husband! He is my perfect match, and an awesome daddy to our little girl. Love you babe!
But, back to our busy week discussion… It seems most of our weeks this summer have been busy, but you know, I’m OK with that! We couldn’t afford to take a “summer vacation” this year, so our weekends have mainly consisted of swimming and grilling out. And that’s really made for a great summer!
Our daughter is 2 1/2 and she’s been LOVING the water. We’ve been putting a swim jacket on her in the pool, and encouraging her to swim on her own. Its taken a few weeks, but last weekend she finally let go and swam without our help! She would get so nervous when you let go of her hand or if she knew you weren’t holding onto her. But for whatever reason, after we put some goggles on her she just went for it. I don’t know if they made her feel more secure, but she hasn’t needed us since to swim! Either way, I’m excited she’s not scared of the water and has enjoyed herself. I really feel that even if you can’t afford to take a long vacation somewhere, if you make the time you spend with family feel special, that’s all that matters.
As I mentioned, another thing we’ve done a lot of this summer is grilling. And one of our favorite things to grill is chicken! As a kid, I wasn’t a big fan of grilled chicken because it always seemed dry and didn’t have much flavor. I love chicken, but cooking it on the grill was not my favorite when I was younger.
I think the key to delicious grilled chicken is to marinade it first. Even if its just for a few minutes, having a sauce or a rub on it before grilling really gives it flavor and keeps the inside moist.
This Simple Grilled Chicken Marinade that I do is delicious, and really is what the title says – simple! It requires just a handful of ingredients, most of which are probably in your kitchen already.
So, if you’re in need of more flavor for your grilled chicken, then try this recipe out!
Have a great week!
Simple Grilled Chicken Marinade
*Recipe makes enough marinade for 4 large chicken breasts*
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- Whisk all ingredients in a medium to large bowl (that comes with a lid).
- Add chicken to bowl and mix well, massaging marinade into chicken as you mix.
- I suggest letting the chicken marinade for at least 30 minutes before grilling.*
- We grill our chicken on high heat for about 15 minutes. But use an internal thermometer if you’re unsure – be sure if reads at least 165 degrees before removing the chicken.
*Note: You can also bake the chicken after marinading if you prefer. Grilling just keeps the house cool during hot summer days!