Absolutely Fool-Proof Grilled Chicken!

28 Mar

Yummy toppingsSpring in Austin means it’s time to break out the grill!

Although I’ve been known to grill outdoors in 30 degree weather, I tend to do it more often when the temperatures begin to warm up in late March.

I’ve tried this recipe a few times now, just to make sure it’s consistent, and the chicken turns out moist, perfect, and delicious every time!

Ingredients:

–Chicken Breasts

–Olive Oil

–Salt and pepper

–Lime juice (I used Santa Cruz organic in the glass bottle). The lime juice helps tenderize the chicken and keep it moist – it’s very subtle.

–Garlic powder (not to be confused with garlic salt)

Directions:

Begin by pounding out the chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer (or you could use a brick wrapped in foil) – I like to cover the chicken with plastic wrap in order to avoid splattering, and then I pound away.

Chicken Prep

Once the chicken is flattened evenly (not too thin or it will be difficult to flip on the grill), pierce it with a fork several times.

Chicken Pounded

Sprinkle both sides lightly and evenly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

In a small bowl, combine equal parts olive oil and lime juice. Use a brush to brush the mixture onto both sides of the chicken, placing the chicken in a glass pan or shallow bowl and covering it with plastic wrap for 20-30 minutes. I haven’t tried marinating the chicken overnight in this mix – I have a gut feeling that the flavor would be too strong.

Heat up the grill to medium-low (approx. 350-400).

Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for another 5-6 minutes until the juices run clear.

 

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Serve with a delicious salad topped with cilantro and tortilla strips, or whip up a grilled chicken sandwich with avocado, red onion, and a side of sweet potato fries.

I had intended on grilling our sandwich buns you see in the photo, but I was so hungry that I just couldn’t wait!


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Stay tuned for more recipes, gardening tips, and lots of other fun things we’re doing Around My Home later this Spring!

To Your Health,

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2 Responses to “Absolutely Fool-Proof Grilled Chicken!”

  1. Linda Bryce March 29, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Looks really appetizing. Will definitely make the chicken.

    • mbolke March 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

      Wonderful! I know you’ll enjoy it.

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