Saturday, March 26, 2011

The good news and the bad news...

The good news is that it has been sunny now for three days running.  Beautiful!  The bad news is that it is FREEZING.  It has barely made it out of the 20s.  At 10:15 am, with the sun shining, it is only 23 degrees.  Brrrr!  I had to go to the Oldest Son's first varsity lacrosse game last night, and let me tell you it was chilly!  I had on long johns, two sweaters, a long down coat, thick socks, Uggs, scarf, hat, mittens, two blankets, and I was still cold!  They won the game, so that was good news.

On Thursday night, the sun shining inspired me to take some photos of dinner and inspired the Darling Husband to fire up the grill.  Here is one of my favorite ways to grill chicken.

First, you need some fresh lime zest
and some fresh lime juice
and some fresh chopped garlic.
Put it all in a small bowl and add some chili powder and crushed red pepper flakes.
Then,whisk it all together.  Place the chicken breasts (this marinade is enough for 4 large or 5 - 6 smaller sized chicken breasts) in a ziploc bag, one at a time, and pound until an even thickness, about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick.
Put the pounded chicken breasts in a new ziploc bag and add the marinade. (Throw away the bag you pounded the chicken breasts in immediately.  It is really gross!) Squish the marinade and the chicken all around in the new bag.  The chicken can marinate anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours.  That is another reason I love this recipe - you can make it ahead or make it at the last minute.  Grill the chicken about 5 minutes per side.  Pounding the chicken breasts ahead of time ensures even cooking, so your chicken doesn't dry out on the edges while you are trying to cook the centers.  So good!

Grilled Lime Chicken

This marinade will marinate 4 large chicken breasts or 5 - 6 smaller chicken breasts.

Mix together:
Zest and juice of two limes
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 teaspooon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 - 1/3 inch thick. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag with marinade.  Squish around to coat.  Marinate 15 minutes to 24 hours.  Heat grill and grill for 4 - 5 minutes per side or until done.  Season with salt and pepper.

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