Saturday, July 4, 2009

Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken, and I wanted a simple marinade that could easily flavor the chicken. When I came across this recipe in Kanella's blog I Pray to Feta, I knew I had to try. The ingredients were items I already had in my kitchen (only 10 ingredients!), and all it entailed was that I throw it together in a glass bowl. How much more easy could that be? It does suggest overnight marinating, but it was a quick and flavorful weeknight meal. My DB prefers to grill, but this can easily be made on your stovetop. You can accompany this dish with her Lime-scented Jasmine Rice, but I opted it to place it on top of a hearty Romaine salad with sesame-ginger dressing.

6 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp honey
Juice of 2 limes
3 Tbsp orange juice
2 tsp salt (Omit if using regular sodium soy sauce)
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced (I use this)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sesame seeds
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. Place all marinade ingredients (soy sauce through sesame seeds) into a medium bowl or large Ziploc bag. Add the chicken, and let it marinate in the refrigerator overnight or for 24 hours.

2. One hour prior to cooking, remove chicken from marinade and set aside.
3. Meanwhile, heat the grill, and cook chicken for approximately 5-8 minutes on each side.

4. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes prior to slicing so the juices can redistribute.


Anonymous said...

This looks great and very healthy!

Mary Ellen said...

Mmm, looks delicious!!

Julie Ann said...

I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS!

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