Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Grilling - Margarita Chicken (minus the tequila)

Nothing says Memorial Day like a hot grill, lots of food, with family and friends to share it with.  This Memorial day, try something a bit different. Margarita Chicken is a great crowd pleaser, full of flavor, not to spicy, and pairs well with corn on the cob, brown rice salad and fresh fruit.  Sure to be a hit at your next get together!

Margarita Chicken (minus the tequila)
Serves 4

Juice of 4 limes
1 tsp lime zest
juice of one lemon
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp corn oil
1 small jalapeno
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste

4 chicken breasts (can be bone in, or boneless, skinless)

Place all ingredients, except chicken in a food processor or blender.  Blend until combined.

Place the chicken in a gallon size zip top bag and  pour the marinade over the top.  Arrange so all are covered with marinade.  Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning at least once during marinating time.

Grill chicken until no longer pink in the middle, basting with marinade as it cooks. If you wan to bake it,  bake at 450 for 15-18 minutes in a covered dish, uncover it for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.

With either method of cooking, let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Then slice and serve.

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