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7 Up Chicken Marinade

By August 31, 2022September 1st, 2022No Comments
You know a recipe is amazing when after 40 years it is still a family favorite. My Mom used to make this 7Up chicken (also known as Manti Marinade Chicken) from the time we were kids and I love it just as much today as I did back then. I have tweaked the recipe a bit over the years and it’s simplicity and ease make this marinade one you will want to make over and over throughout the year.
I made this chicken the other night for my son in law and he could not stop raving about it. He said over and over it was the BEST chicken he has ever eaten. That was a great reminder for me to share this recipe with all of you again before summer is over. This chicken recipe would be perfect for Labor Day! Hope you’re enjoying the last couple weeks of summer! 

7Up Chicken Marinade

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Author: Deals to Meals

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts or bone-in breasts
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 2 cup lemon lime (7Up) soda pop
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder (can use 3 cloves fresh garlic)
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. horseradish
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stalk green onions, sliced (garnish optional)

Instructions

  • Mix together marinade ingredients and reserve 1 cup of the sauce for later. Add the rest of the marinade to the chicken and let marinade for 2 hours to overnight. Keep the extra marinade in the fridge until ready to grill and serve the chicken.
    When ready to cook the chicken, remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a hot grill. Grill the chicken until cooked through (length will vary depending on how thick your chicken pieces are). Discard leftover marinade.
    While the chicken is cooking, place the reserved marinade into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and let boil until the sauce begins to thicken and coat the back of a spoon. If you like your sauce extra sweet, you can add a little more brown sugar to help your sauce thicken up. Once the sauce starts to look a little thicker, remove from the heat to let rest.
    Once the chicken is grilled, remove from the grill and place in a serving bowl or on a platter. Drizzle the chicken with the reserved marinade and garnish with green onions. Serve over rice for a delicious and healthy meal.


Here is another summer favorite recipe! Smoritos…yep, they are the best. Horrible picture but a fun way to enjoy all the flavors of the s’mores you love wrapped in a buttery tortilla. Simply delicious! 

 

Smoritos

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Author: Deals to Meals

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. flour tortillas
  • 1 pkg. large marshmallows
  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 1 pkg. chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Tinfoil

Instructions

  • Cut off a 12x12 inch piece of tinfoil. Place the tortilla onto the foil. Place a few pieces of graham crackers in the center of the tortilla. Add some large marshmallows, a handful of chocolate chips, a couple slices of butter and a few sprinkles of cinnamon. Roll the tortilla cup with the sides folded inwards. Spray the tinfoil generously with some non-stick cooking spray. Roll the burritos up in the tinfoil. Place the foil wrapped burritos in the oven, on a grill or in a fire pit. Let it cook until the insides are nice and melted. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Unwrap and enoy.