Thousand Island Chicken and Broccoli

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!


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