Chris and I decided that to help improve our healthy lifestyle and to save money that we would each take a turn cooking. We each agreed to cook at least one meal a week. We then make enough to pack up for 2-4 lunches so we don’t have to eat fast food. This has been working out great but I learned that if I do the prep work Chris will be more likely to cook something.
I was working on a meal that involved chicken and discovered that I had defrosted too much I didn’t want to put it in the freezer so I looked in my fridge and found a bottle of thousand island dressing that was about 1/3 full. I was then inspired to come up with this dish. The measurements are approximate.
Thousand Island Chicken and Broccoli
- ½ cup thousand island dressing
- ½ cup water
- 5 boneless chicken breasts
- 2 cups of broccoli
Put all the ingredients in a bag, shake and let marinate for 1 hour, better if it is over night. Place the chicken and broccoli on the grill. I used the water to help get all the dressing out of the bottle.
In order to keep the broccoli from falling through the grill we placed it on a metal cooling rack that I bought for baking cookies but never used. If you don’t have this just use a piece of foil placed on the grill. The broccoli cooks fast so start the chicken first. Just cook the broccoli so it gets a quick char and the sugar in the dressing caramelizes. About 5-10 minutes.
The broccoli was still crunchy and had a nice sweet flavor without being overpowering. The chicken was tender and juicy. Definitely a keeper!
That’s it! So easy even a man can do it!