Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

Here's a recipe that we use over and over in our house. It's usually a joint effort - I prep the chicken and marinade, then my husband grills it up for us (and usually makes some of his perfect guacamole to go with it). Yum! It's simple and perfect for a summer day lounging by the pool. Simply add the chicken to the marinade early and when you're ready for a snack, pull it out and grill it.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
1 bunch cilantro, leaves only (stems discarded)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 jalapeno, stem and seeds discarded, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
juice of 1 lime
3 chicken breasts

Reserve about 1/4 cup cilantro leaves. Place the remaining cilantro, oregano, salt, pepper, jalapeno, olive oil, vinegar, and lime in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture forms a paste. Put the paste and chicken in a large ziplock bag and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

Heat grill to medium-high, grill chicken about 15 minutes, flipping half way through, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the grill and slice into smaller pieces. Serve with tortillas, guacamole, and cilantro. Enjoy!!

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