We have a tradition in my house: every birthday, the person celebrating the birthday gets to choose what to eat. We had three birtdays this weekend, so I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking! Little Miss chose grilled pizza. And my husband chose “some kind of marinated chicken.”
Okie dokie. I can have fun with that.
Enter Lime Time Chicken — which was really good, especially with the kiwi salsa I made to accompany it. It sounds odd and looked a little weird, but it was the perfect accompaniment. Plus, it is one of my favorite kinds of meals: it looks fancy and tastes great but requires minimal work.
Did I mention that the wee ones loved it, too?
Lime Time Chicken
1/2 c lime juice (~4-5 limes, juiced)
1/4 c olive oil
2 T honey
1 t dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 chicken breasts
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade into a bag. I heat the honey slightly in the microwave first to be sure that it mixes well with the rest. Shake until it’s well combined. Add the chicken. Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours.
Remove the chicken and grill. Only turn it once! I served it with rice and the kiwi salsa below (yes, we’re still finishing off the case of kiwi I brought home — nearly done!).
2 T lime juice (I used the juice of a whole lime)
1 T oilive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 t honey (again, heat it in the microwave)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t curry
1 t cumin, toasted and ground
hot pepper flakes to taste
6 kiwi, chopped
1 small red onion, diced
Mix all the salsa together after you whip up the marinade, then let that sit in the fridge so the flavors meld. Don’t cut the kiwi too small, as you don’t want mushy little bits of kiwi that fall apart into nothing. Serve it over the chicken above.
(See, pics this week — aren’t you proud?)