It’s officially summer. Little Miss is finished with school, and Mister Man has only a day and a half remaining (and fifteen green days in a row!). It’s also gotten really hot in Chicago – today being the exception, of course – which means that I’m sort of done using the stove or oven for the summer.
I do a lot of chicken grilling, and I use a lot of citrus marinades (ok, a lot of marinades in general). I realized that I haven’t posted this one yet, but it’s definitely one of our favorites!
And my apologies – I again have no pictures. This is a super easy and fast throw together recipe (as in I did it in eight minutes between conference calls last Thursday), and there are no leftovers once it’s cooked!
Grilled Lime Chicken
1/2 c lime juice (squeezing your own tastes much better)
3 cloves garlic, minced (don’t use the jarred stuff!)
2 T sugar
1/3 c oil
salt and pepper to taste (you don’t need much!)
6 chicken breasts
Mince the garlic, juice your limes (3-4 is about 1/2 c depending on the juiciness of them). Add all the ingredients except the chicken into a container and shake well – or use your blender to whip it together, in which case you may not need to do anything but peel your garlic.
Add your chicken, and let marinate for 2-4 hours. I sometimes cut into strips of chicken to help it cook more quickly and have the taste get into the chicken more if I don’t have as much time to marinate it.
Toss it on the grill – cook for 5-7 minutes per side, turning only once. Don’t overcook it!
I like to serve mine with rice and corn and other fresh veggies. Yum!