Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Honey Lime Ginger Chicken


This is what we enjoyed for our dinner tonight. Superb! So tender and delicious! Our schedule has been so crazy but eventually a person gets to a point where they need something normal in their schedule again. I was hungry for something grilled so I made this the normal in the midst of chaotic. I usually like to do our grilling when everyone is here to enjoy it with us but that didn't happen tonight. The two oldest had class socials and were not here over dinner time.

I've been wanting to try something like this with limes so today I took time to put this together. My husband and son and I really enjoyed this but Serena did not eat more than a bite because she knew I had used limes for it. I'm pretty sure that if I would make a quesadilla for her tomorrow using the same chicken she would eat it without batting an eye. Finnicky.

I dislike pounding chicken for various reasons so I usually take a sharp knife and cut small slits across the grain in the thickest part of the breast on both sides. I know it isn't considered the proper technique but it brings the same result of tender chicken and I get to avoid the pounding. ☺

The ingredients are as follows:

8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast halves
zest of 4 limes
½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
½ cup honey
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, shredded
2 garlic cloves, minced
1½ Tablespoons fresh Parsley
2 teaspoons Smoked Celtic Sea Salt, or regular salt is fine
2 small Serrano Peppers, seeded and chopped fine

Combine in a blender and blend until smooth. Place Chicken Breasts in a large resealable bag (gallon size) and pour marinade over chicken. Close bag and knead a little to make sure all of the chicken surface is covered. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinade for several hours. Bring to room temperature before grilling. I didn't really have time for this tonight but it's how I like to do it.

Preheat the grill to 400°. Place chicken breasts on the grates and grill to your satisfaction. We like it grilled till just as the pink disappears, then place it in a covered pan to allow it to steam. This finishes the cooking process and gives you the moistest, most tender result. Hope you try it! ☺ Enjoy!


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6 comments:

  1. It looks so yummy! I love grilled chicken.

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  2. REALLY great recipe - I LOVE these flavors!
    Mary x

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  3. It looks and sounds really tasty.

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  4. yum. those flavors together sound delicious! And I'm going to try your scoring technique! ;)

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  5. I never cook with ginger but enjoy when we go out... i need to get over and just give it a try

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  6. So MANY GREAT RECIPES here but this one I am printing out for sure!

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