Monday, January 14, 2013

Island Chicken

Isn't it great when you can find a recipe that's so simple yet so delicious, that you wonder how it's possible? This chicken is exactly that - it has a short list of ingredients, so you wonder what makes it so special, but it's just the right combination of ingredients. Baking the chicken in the marinade keeps it nice and tender and juicy. Although I'm not sure why it's called Island Chicken, it might be because you'll think you're on vacation - it's so easy!

For the marinade, combine the oil, lemon juice, soy sauce,


oregano, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in 9x13 baking dish and pour the marinade over it.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 10 hours. If you marinaded the meat in a dish that can't go in the oven (like I did!) then transfer the chicken to a baking dish at this step and pour the remaining marinade over it.

Bake for 30-45 minutes until the chicken juices run clear. (The time will vary depending on the size of your chicken pieces.)

See? Easy peasy. And super tasty. Any leftovers are great in salad or soup.

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Island Chicken

1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds chicken breasts/tenderloins

Combine the oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper in a large measuring cup. Whisk well until the marinade is well mixed. Place chicken in 9x13 baking dish and cover with marinade. Cover the dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate and marinate up to 10 hours.

Bake at 350 until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165° F, about 30-45 minutes (exact baking time will depend on the size of your chicken pieces.) Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Source: Annie's Eats


  1.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.  Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out. Lenetta

  2. Going to try this the next time am cooking with chicken. Looks delish!

  3. Love a good simple recipe... bring this by foodie friday today.

  4. Love the flavours in this Island Chicken, Sara, they have my mouth watering! I love how easy it is to make too. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop :)

  5. Easy, delicious and healthy, I love it!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - can't wait to see the deliciousness you share this week :)

  6. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)


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