This island chicken recipe is a staple in our household. I usually make it once or twice a month and my husband and I enjoy it every time. I have no idea why it’s called “island” chicken but since it’s so darn good I don’t really care. Granted, this isn’t the most lavish dish but it’s definitely very delicious and super easy to prepare. The recipe is a simple marinade that uses pantry staples. I love how this recipe is so flexible, you can either marinate the chicken for a couple hours or all day – either way, the results are wonderful. You must try this recipe!
½ cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1½ Tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2-4 chicken breasts
Combine all ingredients except chicken in a mixing bowl or large airtight plastic bag. Whisk or shake well until the marinade is well mixed. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl or plastic bag so that they are covered by the marinade. If using a bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap. If using a plastic bag, press out all the excess air and seal the bag tightly. Refrigerate and marinate up to 10 hours.
When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the excess marinade over them. Bake in the oven until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165° F, about 45 minutes (exact time will vary). Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Source: Annie’s Eats