Saturday, May 27, 2017

Marinated Grilled Chicken and Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole

This morning we enjoyed the cool morning temps and sat out and had breakfast on the porch. It might be one of the last cool mornings because temps are heading upward over the next couple of days. We ran errands and then just relaxed and watched movies this afternoon. This evening I grilled boneless chicken breasts that I marinated in a blend of olive oil, vinegar, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper that I simply whisked together. I marinated the chicken in a Ziploc bag for a few hours (it's even better if you can marinate it longer). I grilled it over medium-high heat (about 400 to 425 degrees) for about 6 to 7 minutes per side, but the cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken. I like to use a rolling pin and beat the chicken breasts while in the Ziploc bag (before adding marinade) so they are even in thickness. They turned out juicy and flavorful.

To go with our grilled chicken, I made my favorite Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole. It's the perfect side dish for this time of year when squash becomes more plentiful. It truly is one of my favorites and my entire family loves it. The recipe is linked in the red colored letters in the first sentence of this paragraph. If you haven't tried it before, this one is worth trying. I have plenty left to use over the next couple of days and it reheats nicely. I snapped a couple photos below. Enjoy!



Charlotte Moore said...

I love the grill marks on the chicken. Sure looks tasty.

JT said...

I made your squash casserole tonight for dinner, awesome, awesome, awesome! Husband and I loved it. Thank you!