Grilled Chicken and Vegetables

Southern Living
For variations of this Grilled Chicken and Vegetables recipe, check out Grilled Chicken on Greens and Summer Open-Faced Sandwiches.
Makes 4 servings


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2 zucchini
2 yellow squash
2 red bell peppers
2 large sweet onions
1 (8-ounce) bottle light Italian dressing
1 (8-ounce) bottle sweet-and-sour dressing
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves


Cut zucchini and yellow squash into 1/4-inch-thick slices; cut bell peppers into 2-inch pieces, and cut onions into small wedges.

Combine Italian dressing and next 3 ingredients; reserve 1/2 cup mixture to use later. Chill.

Place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag; add 1 3/4 cups dressing mixture, turning to coat. Cover or seal; chill 4 to 8 hours.

Place vegetables in a bowl; add remaining 1/2 cup dressing mixture, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours.

Drain vegetables, reserving marinade in bowl. Arrange vegetables in a grill basket.

Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 15 minutes or until tender. Return half of vegetables to bowl, and toss with reserved marinade; keep warm. Cover and chill remaining vegetables.

Drain chicken; discard marinade.

Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 10 minutes on each side or until done. Serve 4 pieces with warm vegetables. Cover and chill remaining chicken.

Grilled Chicken on Greens: Toss 4 cups mixed salad greens with 1/4 cup reserved dressing mixture; arrange on individual plates. Cut remaining 2 grilled chicken breast halves into strips; cut 1 medium tomato into wedges. Place chicken and tomato on greens, and drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup reserved dressing mixture. Yield: 2 servings.

Summer Open-Faced Sandwiches: Cut 1 (12 inch) French bread loaf in half lenghwise; lightly toast bread. Drizzle cut sides with 1/4 cup reserved dressing mixture. Layer each half with 1 large tomato, thinly sliced; half of remaining grilled vegetables; and remaining 2 grilled chicken breast halves, cut into strips. Top with 4 mozzarella cheese slices. Broil 5 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially open) 2 minutes. Or wrap in aluminum foil, and grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 8 minutes. Halve each portion. Yield: 2 servings.

Created date

December 1999