Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sunday Supper: Honey drenched cilantro lime chicken

I have a confession. Despite my best efforts, this 'Sunday Supper' totally happened on a Monday. As is life with a baby sometimes, Sunday was more of a 'pizza out of the box' kind of day. Regardless of when you cook this one, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!

Honey drenched cilantro lime chicken
1/2 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
5 minced cloves of garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp creamed honey
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Marinate chicken in lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and cilantro for 3 hours minimum.

Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, generally about 20 minutes depending on your method of grilling (outside grill vs. grill pan). You can also bake this recipe if you do not have a grill handy. (Bake at 375 for 35-40 mins, check internal temp, drizzle honey once done).
Once the chicken is well cooked and developing a good char, melt honey in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Drizzle the honey over chicken and serve with a garnish of cilantro.

A few things: I served this with black beans, corn, and brown rice tossed in lime juice, olive oil, s&p, cumin, and chili powder. Yum. I also cut the chicken into large hunks to make it easier to cook.

Honey is one of my favorite things to grill with. It adds flavor and complexity to nearly any dish, while helping to seal in all the juices and prevent your meat from going dry. I have a thing for creamed honey, and use it whenever possible.

Enjoy! :)

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