CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Key Lime ChickenTry this at a barbecue, and it will be a true success.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Try this at a barbecue, and it will be a true success.
Key Lime Chicken
1 cup Key lime juice (bottled OK)
1 tablespoon honey, molasses or brown sugar
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
Chopped cilantro and lime for garnish
Combine lime juice, honey, ¾ cup water, pepper, garlic, oil, ginger and soy sauce in blender or food processor. Process until combined well. Pour over chicken. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
Remove chicken (discard marinade). Thoroughly oil grill grate. Grill over hot coals, turning once, for 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear. (May also be broiled but watch carefully, and be prepared to move rack farther from heat source.) Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.
Yield: Serves 6.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 301 calories, 25 percent of calories from fat, 8 grams fat (1.6 grams saturated), 145 milligrams cholesterol, 49 grams protein, 6.7 grams carbohydrates, 0.2 grams fiber, 365 milligrams sodium.
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