Frugal Foodie Mama: Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies

Monday, May 4, 2015

Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies

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Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies- you and your family will love this healthier, flavorful grilled dinner! #pmedia #SCNRF
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While I am not one to read every label in the grocery store aisles and I may not always buy organic, I do try to make a conscience effort to know what I am really feeding family and to make healthier choices for them and myself.  Some choices are not always so clear. But others definitely are. Like the fresh veggies and fruit I purchase from my local farmers market. The just laid eggs I try to pick up from my aunt's chicken coop a couple of times a month. And now with the frozen chicken that I buy for my family thanks to Sam's Club and NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions. :)

I can feel good about preparing and feeding my family NatureRaised Farms chicken because it is 100% natural*- meaning no added steroids or hormones** are used. The chickens are raised in large, open modern barns and are fed a 100% vegetarian diet.
Swapping the usual frozen chicken breasts that I buy for NatureRaised Farms chicken is an easy no-brainer for me.

With the warmer weather here and more and more fresh vegetables becoming available, my mind naturally turns to grilling season. We are a family that loves to grill.
Armed with my new favorite frozen chicken, some healthy fresh vegetables, and a simple & flavorful marinade recipe, I grilled up this Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies for my family earlier this week. The marinade is light and healthy, but is full on rich flavor...

Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies- you and your family will love this healthier, flavorful grilled dinner! #pmedia #SCNRF
Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 2-4 hours
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients (2 servings)
  • 2 NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions, thawed
  • Your favorite veggies- I used asparagus, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, & yellow squash
For the marinade
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of red wine (I used a Pinot Noir.)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
Instructions
In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients and whisk well. Place the two thawed chicken breasts into a shallow container. Pour the red wine marinade over top the chicken, reserving about 1/4 of it to toss with the veggies later. Cover the marinating chicken breasts and the leftover marinade and place in the refrigerator. Marinate the chicken for 2-4 hours in the fridge, turning at least once.

Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Place your chopped veggies into a large mixing bowl. Pour the reserved red wine marinade over the veggies and toss well to coat. Divide the veggies onto 2 large pieces of aluminum foil. Fold the foil around the veggies, forming a grill packet. Place the veggie packets towards the back of the heated grill. Add the marinated chicken onto the hot grill. Cook the chicken over the grill 15-20 minutes, turning 2-3 times.

When the chicken is cooked through, place them on a plate and allow them to rest for a few minutes. Take the veggie packets off of the grill and open slightly to release the steam. Serve the veggies alongside the grilled chicken.
Enjoy!
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Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies- you and your family will love this healthier, flavorful grilled dinner! #pmedia #SCNRF

Not only is NatureRaised Farms® chicken delicious, but they are also bred naturally. All NatureRaised Farms, who have been certified by either the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service or Global Animal Partnership, breed their chickens according to natural selection- not genetic modification. Just one more reason to feel good about purchasing and preparing NatureRaised Farms chicken for my family... :)
Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies- you and your family will love this healthier, flavorful grilled dinner! #pmedia #SCNRF

Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies- you and your family will love this healthier, flavorful grilled dinner! #pmedia #SCNRF
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I have a feeling that this healthy and delicious Red Wine Marinated Grilled Chicken & Veggies will be making an appearance on our grill quite a few times this coming summer. ;)

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*No artificial ingredients, minimally processed
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken

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