Sunday, June 03, 2007

Citrus Marinated Grilled Chicken

Citrus Marinated Grilled ChickenSummer being the Season of the Grill I'm posting my favorite marinade. Good on chicken or kabobs it's got a great blend of chili, cumin, garlic, cilantro and lime while keeping the chicken moist and tender.

And as an added bonus, I'll often save some of the marinade and use it to cook a side of risotto--pictured here with a sprinkling of feta on top--to give the rice a nice kick.

1 tablespoon mild chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
juice and zest from one orange (though I'll use other juices in a pinch, such as passion-orange-guava or mango)
juice from three limes
pinch of sugar
8-10 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch of cilantro, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons of pineapple juice (optional)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Mix up all the ingredients for the marinade (everything but the chicken) in a large plastic Ziploc freezer bag then add the chicken and shake to coat. Let it marinate over night if possible then grill, using the marinade to baste the chicken as it cooks. Serve immediately.


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my4kids said...

Oh yummy that looks good.....I still want your cookbook all nice and put together for me....I could be convinced to pay for it.

G's Cottage said...

Of course we're still without a grill since the last one gave up the ghost. Maybe it could be broiled in a pinch?

Daisy said...

Mmm...grilling. Husband is a better grill cook; I'm still learning. He can take the time to do that -- when he cooks, it's on a weekend or a day off. i cook after a full day of work.

Stie said...

Okay. Will you just please move in with me and teach me all you know? Seriously - you are AMAZING!

Lisa Milton said...

Not only are your recipes inviting, but the pics are great too.

Val said...

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jeanie said...

I did something very similar the other night and it was deemed "delicious" by my normally picky 7 year old.

Beckie said...

Great picture and the recipe sounds fantastic. I plan trying it soon.

marina said...

hi michelle,
long time no visit. i´ve been going through a lot in costa rica, and with that have decided to focus my blog on things that are more prevelent to me right now, plus i´ve taken on my married name. so i´ve had a few changes.
how´s alaska these days, looks like your in for summer and you´re already preparing yummy food for it!!!
i´ll tell you one thing, taking a break from blogging isn´t all that it´s cracked up to be.
i missed it.

Mercy's Maid said...

We mixed up the marinade last night and will be grilling the chicken tonight. It looks so good!