Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken #grillon

Summer to me means firing up the grill and when it comes to dinner 9 times out of 10 I will be using the grill. As a child my dad frequently grilled. Sun, Snow, Rain, it never stopped him from breaking out the grill. Some of my favorite foods are prepared that way so when I got my first grill I couldn't wait to fire up some of my favorites, although my first grilling experience was far from ideal. I love grilled chicken and my first attempt at making my favorite recipe didn't go as planned. I was newly married and couldn't wait to use my  new gas grill. As soon as I started cooking the chicken things immediately went downhill. I placed the chicken on the grill and went inside to finish up some other things in the house and come back outside a few minutes later to a horrible flare up. I basically singed the entire outside f my chicken leaving it inedible. Lesson learned. Grilling takes patience. Never leave your chicken unattended and never grill it over the highest heat possible! Thankfully, over the years I have gotten much better at grilling. Even perfecting that favorite recipe from years ago. Today, I'm sharing that with you! #grillon

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken
Serves 4
Cal 125, Carbs 0, Fat 2.5, Protein 10

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
Juice of one lime

Combine all ingredients, except for chicken, in a large bowl and set aside. Using a large ziploc bag add chicken and add chipotle mixture. Place in fridge and marinate for at least two hours. The longer the better.

Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Grill chicken 7-8 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Enjoy!


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