CILANTRO LIME GRILLED CHICKEN

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 C light olive oil
  • zest and juice of two limes
  • 2 TBLS brown sugar
  • 1 TBLS soy sauce
  • 4 to 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped plus more for garnish
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1 whole lime, sliced
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Summertime is upon us and I may toss around the notion of making a few “healthier” and “lighter” recipes. One of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram is Recipe Tin Eats…she posts these amazing videos of her recipes. I came across this one the other day and just had to try…only 300 calories per chicken breast!

They were so full of flavor and incredibly tender. I grilled mine, but will also consider using a cast iron pan the next time…I think the inclusion of the brown sugar and soy sauce will create a nice caramel-like sauce that you just cannot get by grilling.

Trim your chicken breasts and pound down the thickest part of the breast. In a bag, add in the lime juice, lime zest, chopped garlic, olive oil, touch of kosher salt, black pepper, soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well.

Add in your chicken breasts. Close bag and squeeze bag to coat the chicken with the marinade. Allow to marinate for at least an hour in the fridge…I marinated these for about three hours!

Place chicken on the grill…on low heat…and allow to cook through. Turn heat up just a bit at the end once the chicken breasts have reached a temp of about 160 degrees…the chicken will reach 165 as you sear on both sides.

Place finished chicken on platter and garnish with the lime slices, diced jalapeno and chopped cilantro. ENJOY!!!

I served mine up with a fresh cucumber salad, grilled new potatoes, and my Prosciutto Melon Skewers…click here to recipe!

Also try them as kabobs…follow the recipe above…just cut the chicken into skewer-sized pieces before placing in the marinade. If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak the skewers for at least 15 minutes to an hour prior to grilling!

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