Sumac Marinated Chicken Breast

We are quickly approaching summer and it is time to start thinking about great grilling recipes. I have been doing projects for Smart & Final for a while. So when I found out what was going to be in the Smart and Final ad this week I saw a great opportunity to create a recipe!! They have Foster Farms bone in chicken breasts for only 99 cents a pound!!!

We eat a lot of chicken and I have always used a bottled marinade and I have decided that I am done buying a premade marinade (even though it is quite tasty;). I had bought some sumac to replicate a fatoush salad that I love from a local restaurant and thought maybe it might be a tasty marinade.

Based on the NerdFamily’s feedback, I was right;).

Finished Sumac Chicken w/ Zucchini and French Bread

Marinade Ingredients:

2/3 c Olive Oil
1/2 c White Wine
2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 tbl Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp Sumac
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 lemon


Start the marinading process the night before you plan on grilling for the best results. Mix up all the marinade ingredients in a bowl except the lemon.  Place your chicken into zip top then pour the marinade over it. Squeeze your lemon half into the bag. Then cut up the lemon half and throw it in the bag too! Seal your bag and stow it in the frig. When you go by and have a second, turn the bag! About an hour before grilling take your chicken out of the frig and put it on the counter.

Throw it onto a relatively low flame BBQ for about 8 minutes on 1 side and then another 8 on the other until the internal temperature is about 170+. Take it off the grill and let it rest a few minutes so the juices redistribute. You can put a loaf of buttered French bread on a turned off portion of the grill for about 5 minutes (I got that at Smart & Final too).

A great dinner for very little time commitment. It only took about 5 minutes to put everything to marinade and 16 minutes to cook!

(This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. They may have given me a subject but I supplied the ideas and opinions!)



4 thoughts on “Sumac Marinated Chicken Breast”

  1. Here in Fresno I get it at a place called the Fresno Deli. I am sure that it is available online but if you have a Middle Eastern store or an Armenian store, you could get it there.

  2. The only Sumac I know about is Poisen Sumac. It is a bush like poisen oak and you can get a nasty rash from it. Grows in the MidWest.

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