Cassie's Wishy Chicken

Cassie's Wishy Chicken


"The name comes from my daughter, who calls it 'wishy' chicken. She loves this dish! It's barbecued chicken using a really simple marinade."


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Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place the sectioned chicken parts in a shallow, nonporous dish so that the pieces fit snugly.
  2. In a separate, nonporous small bowl, combine the lemon juice, salt, paprika, ground black pepper, garlic and thousand island dressing. Mix well, pour over the chicken and add water to cover.
  3. Cover and refrigerate, allowing the chicken to marinate for 8 hours.
  4. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect heat and lightly oil grate.
  5. Grill chicken over indirect heat for about 50 minutes, or until temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Discard any excess marinade.
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  1. 19 Ratings


Thanks Curt! This chicken is GREAT! I had to cook it in the oven (400 degrees for one hour) due to rainy weather. I made it the night before my husband's and son's birthday party and we reheate...

This was very easy to make- mix up the marinade, and leave the chicken in the fridge while at work. Despite other reviews, I did not find this too salty. Yes-it does seem like a lot of salt when...

Boil chicken first very greasy if you don't. DELICIOUS

Too bad there isn't a zero star rating. This is easily the saltiest chicken I have ever eaten. What a waste of perfectly good chicken. Horrible.

Good marinade...used skinless chicken thigh cut way down on salt

I thought this was awful. It may be a little better without all the salt.

Barbque cooked the chicken to fast a little burnt around the edges, even though it was on lowest setting.

I used boneless chicken breasts and completely omitted the salt (we are on a low sodium diet). I marinated it for 9 hours them baked it in the marinade at 350 for 20 minutes then grilled it to ...

I thought this was great and not too salty. I marinated my chicken parts overnight, then baked in a 400 degree oven for an hour. My 8 year old declared this to be the best chicken ever made!