I’ve been experimenting with quite a few new recipes this summer so I thought I’d share one my family has been requesting again. In fact, we’re having it for dinner tonight. Let’s get started.

You’ll need 4 bonleless, skinless chicken breasts. When I photographed this recipe, I used frozen because that’s what I had. Today I used fresh.

For the marinade you’ll  need:

1/3 cup of lime juice (or the juice of 3 whole limes)
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1 whole jalepeno, sliced or chunked
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup orange juice
5 T. olive oil

Place all marinade ingredients in blender and pulse to combine. Turn blender on and

drizzle in the olive oil. This marinade turns the most beautiful green color.

Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts. Then bring the blender close to your face and inhale. This smells heavenly. Cover and put in fridge. (If you have a gallon Ziploc bag, that would be great. It makes turning a breeze. I didn’t so I used my handy dandy Tupperware. You’ll want to marinate this for at least 6 hours. Remember to turn it sometime. Halfway is best, but we do what we can. Marinating overnight is better, especially if you’re using frozen chicken like I did. Today mine will marinate for 6-7 hours and it will still taste great.

Once you’re done marinating, throw the chicken breasts on the grill. I love the grill on hot summer nights when the last thing I want to do is heat up the house with the oven. Grill on both sides until no pink remains.

I like to serve this with Lime Rice and Pico de Gallo. Although a black bean salad would be really good here, too. Serve and enjoy!

(I’m thinking of using this marinade on shredded chicken for tacos someday. The experimenting continues.)

Grilled Lime Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Marinade:

1/3 cup of lime juice (or the juice of 3 whole limes)
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1 whole jalepeno, sliced or chunked
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup orange juice
5 T. olive oil

Place all marinade ingredients in blender and pulse to combine. Turn blender on and drizzle in the olive oil. Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts.  Cover and put in fridge. (If you have a gallon Ziploc bag, that would be great. It makes turning a breeze.) Marinate for at least 6 hours. Marinating overnight is better, especially if you’re using frozen chicken. Turn halfway through marinating time. Grill, serve, and enjoy!

6 Response Comments

  • Tamara Hart Heiner  August 17, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Kate, how much longer is that baby going to bake? I know you werent’ too far behind me!

  • Kate  August 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I’m due this week, though I have a habit of going late.

  • Jenni K. H.  August 17, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Oh my goodness — due this week! An easy, safe delivery for you will be the plea in my prayers. How wonderful to meet your little one soon!

  • Jenni K. H.  August 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    You, that is. How wonderful FOR YOU to meet your little one soon. My meeting won’t be as immediate, but anticipated all the same. 🙂

  • shandrae  August 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Sounds yummy. How do you do your lime rice? Add lime juice while cooking your rice? If so how much? You could also add cilantro to the rice.

  • Kate  August 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Yes, I add lime juice, some chicken stock and cilantro. It’s very good.