The BEST (& easiest) grilled chicken!

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Grilling season is in full swing here in Arizona! (Well, technically, it’s grilling season just about anytime here 😉 ). One thing we grill almost every week is chicken. We usually do a big batch on the weekends which gives us some great meat for a few days during the week! So, I’m going to share with you our little “secret” to making the best (& easiest) grilled chicken! The Best grilled chicken recipeThe secret?! Zesty Italian dressing (*this is a sponsored post for Kraft Zesty Italian, but we’ve been grilling chicken this way for ages & is indeed our favorite way to do it). Really, that’s it! Even bigger secret? You don’t even have to marinate the chicken ahead of time!! Really! Now, you certainly can let the chicken marinate in it, but if you forget or don’t have time, it’s no big deal. You can still get juicy & tasty chicken by just basting on the dressing while grilling! Kraft Zesty ItalianJust pour some of your Zesty Italian dressing into a small bowl for basting. Mr. Mom Endeavors starts out by basting one side of the chicken and putting that side down on the grill. Then, once on the grill, he bastes the other side (now facing up). Grilling chickenOnce the chicken is ready is to flip, he turns it over and bastes the now grilled side again (for a little extra flavor)! Basting grilled chickenA few more minutes on the grill and then you’re done! The end result is moist grilled chicken (yes, even on boneless & skinless–which is just about all we buy), with just a hint of added flavor. It’s perfect for just about anything you want to use grilled chicken for! easy grilled chicken

Yum! Doesn’t it look tasty?! Looking for even more zesty recipes? These sound great for spring & summer–perfect for an outdoor party!

  • Zesty Italian Chicken Salad– this simple, yet playful dish will surprise even the biggest mainstream foodie. Once you go Italian, you never go back.
  • Primavera Pasta Tossa little added zest to fettuccine and veggies turns the most basic meal into a steamy, palette-able adventure.

Those recipes are Zesty Guy approved? Who is Zesty Guy? You can check him out here on youtube! If you’d like to see more from the Zesty Guy or Kraft Zesty Italian me sure to visit, or follow the Zesty Guy on Twitter and Kraft Dressing on Facebook! You can even send a personalized ZestyGram to add a little zest to friends or family! 😉

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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Mom It Forward for Kraft. I received a free product sample to review as well as compensation for my time. As always, the opinions & experiences are entirely my own (we’ve been making grilled chicken this way for ages)!

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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61 Responses

  1. I zest up my life by always trying new things! I love to try new things to learn and grow and experience life!

  2. My pets zest up my life! They give me such joy and companionship. I love watching them run around playing with toys and their cat tree.

  3. I am constantly zesting up my life, I enjoy pushing my limits, trying new things, going new places, and meeting new people.

  4. I like to stay as active as possible, so I can have as much energy as I can! Staying healthy and fit, and eating right, keep me moving and able to be zesty when I need to be!

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  5. I zest up my life by making it a point to getting together with “the girls.” We always have so much fun & laugh until we pee our pants!!

  6. If you mean how do I zest up my life with food then I try to eat something new when ever I can. If you mean how do I zest up the rest of my life well….( blush).

  7. I zest up my life by trying new recipes when I start feeling like I’m making the same recipes over and over for dinner

  8. I zest up my life by going to work! I work with an inclusion class, and I should say that my students zest me up each and every day! We have 19 students, and 7 of them have IEPs, individual education plans. Life is beautiful!

  9. Being open-minded and young at heart! Grilled chicken with Zesty Italian is yummy, too!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!

  10. We love to try new things! Whether it be foods, fun, or new places, we keep life fresh by experiencing it to the fullest!

  11. I zest up my life by trying new things. This year, my biggest zest will be to start hiking. I also like to try new recipes.

  12. At the moment, the zestiest thing I have going in my herb garden…lol..but it makes me happy 🙂

  13. i zest up my life everyday by making sure me and my husband have “alone time” away from the kids 😉

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