Bloody Mary Grilled Chicken

Bloody Mary Grilled Chicken
Happy Endings With Hank

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bloody Mary Grilled Chicken

Here's something that was swirling in my head when we went to the Harvest Festival this past weekend. There was a booth selling bloody mary mix and salt rim seasoning. Tank's Premium Bloody Mary Mix. Now I'm not a bloody mary drinker but this non alcoholic mix had some recipes that I wanted to try and it has a really good spicy flavor to it. But as I was reading the recipe after I bought it was for a Crock Pot Chicken. So I started thinking, hmm, what about a marinade? So I went to the fridge and my spice cupboard and this is what I came out with.

4 pieces of chicken breast.                                                                                                                               1 cup of Tank's Bloody Mary Mix. (non alcoholic)
1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce.
3 tb Low Sodium Soy sauce
1/2 cup of Peach Cipotle Salsa. ( you can use any kind. I had this in the fridge).
Lime Zest
Weber Grind and Grill Kick'n Chicken seasoning.

In a glass bowl combine all ingredient and whisk. Lightly pound the chicken breasts. Add some of the marinade to the bottom of a pyrex dish. Add the chicken and pour the rest over the chicken making sure you coat all the chicken breasts. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours in the fridge.

Throw it on the grill till done and serve w/ whatever you like. I had some corn on the cob from the farmers market and brown rice from Trader Joe's. (Love that store)! Had a couple of Italian Sausage Links in the fridge so I threw that on the grill also. ENJOY!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spicy Sausage and Penne Pasta

Last night me and my wife Lynn went out for a few. We came home early (around 6 pm) and she passed out. I continued drinking and was hammered. Woke up w/ a hellacious hangover and laid around the house. Well Lynn's almost off so I had to scrounge up dinner. Popped open the fridge and cupboard  And here it is. forgive me if I don't write down exactly how much of this and that. I just add till it taste good. So however many people you are serving adjust accordingly.

Hot balsamic oil (Bought it at the farmers market)
Penne Pasta
Chicken Sausage Links (Trader Joes). Love that place.
Green beans
Fresh Italian Parsley
Fresh Basil
Fresh Spinach
Cherry Tomatoes
Red Onions
Asiago Cheese
White Wine
Chicken Stock

As you know boil the pasta and set aside. Blanche the veggies. Saute the garlic and onions till soft in the hot balsamic oil. Add the sausage and toss. Add the veggies next and toss. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Next add some of  the herbs (sliced, diced, chopped. which ever you prefer) and the cherry tomatoes. Toss add the remaining herbs, with the white wine and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer till done. Plate and sprinkle some Asiago and Bam! easy dinner.