Lemonade Chicken

Lemonade Chicken

What better marinade for chicken this year than a summer favorite – Lemonade? My family enjoyed these easy grilled chicken breasts a few weeks ago for dinner. Note: the calories are figured assuming that only about 1/4 of the marinade calories will end up being consumed with the chicken, but it may actually be less, depending on how much your chicken soaks up.

1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts

In a large resealable bag, combine the first five ingredients. Remove half of the marinade to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate. Add chicken to the bag; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
Drain and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Grill 5-10 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear; basting and turning several times. Yield: 8 servings.

Adapted from: Taste of Home Online

Nutrition Info (per 1/8 recipe (assuming that only 1/4 of the marinade will be consumed)): 173 calories, 3 grams fat, 178 mg sodium, 15 grams carbohydrate, 14 grams sugar, 24 grams protein

Note: To decrease the sugar in this recipe, try using 1 packet of lemonade mix, 1 cup splenda, and 1 cup water instead of the lemonade from concentrate.