Thursday, June 28, 2007

Garlic Lime Chicken

I hit the floor running this morning. It's a super busy few days as I'm getting Kay (my oldest girl) ready to leave for 3 weeks. But I wanted to leave you this recipe for chicken I made the other day. To die for. Melt in your mouth chicken and it can be used in so many ways. And yes, it has garlic again. No it's not quite 40 Cloves this time.

Garlic Lime Chicken

-3 lbs. chicken pieces (you can use any pieces but I used breasts to make it more versatile)
-4 cloves garlic, crushed
-2 Tbsp. fresh basil or 1/2 Tbsp. dried
-1/4 cup fresh lime juice (I used RealLime and it was fine)
-2 Tbsp. olive oil
-fresh ground pepper to taste

Combine all the ingrediants in a container that has a cover. Toss well.

Refridgerate and let marinate minimum 2 hours. (I let it marinate 6 hours). Toss a few times during this time.

Prepare grill with a little oil to prevent sticking. Grill chicken on medium heat until juices run clear. (The bbq is wonderful but it was raining here the day I made it and I used the George Foreman and they were wonderful).

I served it with a nice light salad. If you use chicken breasts you can also grill veggies alongside and serve in tortilla shells. Yummy!

I'll try to post again, but getting a 17 year old ready to go for 3 weeks is a major undertaking. If I can't make it back to chat with you, Have a happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends. Hey, this would make a great Canada Day Meal.


Chappyswife said...

Hey, I am the first to comment! I can't believe that. Happy Canada day, Susanne!

This sounds divine, especially with grilled veggies and shells.

I hope your daughter has a great time. Three weeks! Best wishes to you as I am sure you will be missing her.

His Singer said...

Happy Canada Day!

I can't believe I actually finally made it over here to comment. You are such a faithful reader and I SO appreciate you putting up with me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Org Junkie said...

This recipe sounds delicious, and the best part is that it is totally safe for my son who has food allergies to most everything!!

Packing up kids is a tough job, good luck!!!

your fellow Cdn friend who will be celebrating on Sunday as well provided it doesn't rain :)

Christine said...

We had something similar last week. Yummy!

My nominations are up!

Cyndi said...

SO excited about this recipe! What a perfect one for summer. Thanks so much!

And have fun getting your daughter ready. You're such a great mom!

Linda said...

I think I could do this recipe. Happy Canada Day, (shouldn't it be Canadian Day?) and I'm not just copying other people before me who really knew that there is a day designated just for you. (Right.) I hope daughter has a wonderful time and Mom doesnt worry too much.

Scratchin' the Surface said...

I just bought two bags of frozen chicken breasts today - thanks for the recipe - we'll use it this weekend!

Joy said...

I could actually make this! I have all the ingredients here!! Hooray!
It looks yummy, and I can't wait to try it!

Shalee said...

Yum! Oh I'll make this one next week to shake things up around here. (and I love the 40 cloves one so much)

Happy Canada Day, my friend. I'm praying about your daughter and her trip. Don't worry mama; she's in God's hands all the way.

Susie said...

We are forever making chicken, and this sounds yummy! I can't imagine my daughter leaving for three weeks. Praying for you both.

ellen b said...

Yummy, You'll have to link to this for the August grilling recipe round-up that I'm hosting with trepidation. Happy Canada day (is it on July 1st?)

Lana G! said...

Added the recipe to my list! Thank you and Happy Canada Day!!

gail@more than a song said...

We eat lots of chicken, this looks yummy!

Alycia said...

Yum Yum Yum!!! I know what we'll be having for dinner tomorrow!!! Thanks for the recipe Susanne!! have a great day!

Anonymous said...

So, when are you coming down here to make this for me? I think I've been fairly patient.