April 3, 2010

Jalapeño Lime Grilled Chicken

Still a Grillin'

To me, there is nothing better than spending time outside during this time of the year when the weather is just perfect. Nice, cool and comfortable and with no bugs. It's a good time to grill outside and great time to eat outside.

This is a really great tasting recipe that is simple to make and is really great to eat. Actually, it is some really fine eating folks. Great for fajita wraps. Serve it with a Mexican rice dish, a cold corn salad and of course, ice cold beverages.

Jalapeño Lime Grilled Chicken
4 servings
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons jalapeño mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican Blend –see below
2 tablespoons olive oil
    Flatten each breast into 1/4-inch thick pieces with a mallet.
    Combine limejuice with remaining ingredients in a shallow bowl. Place chicken in marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, not more than 2 hours.
    Grill chicken over medium-low heat for 7 minutes brushing with the marinade. Remove and let rest before slicing into strips.

    Mexican Blend
    Good in chili and for beef, chicken & pork
    1/2 cup chili powder
    1/4 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
    1 tablespoon ground cumin 
    1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile pepper
    2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
    1 teaspoon salt
      Mix well and store in an air-tight container.


      1. this is super perfect...can't wait to give this a try :)

      2. Drick, you are so generous! That's a lot of filling in the wrap. I like it...mmm

      3. nice recipe full of great citrus flavors I love, I eat lime tortilla chips all the time, and love chicken coated with them, I cant wait to try this, I am sure the chicken is moist and so tender!!! Have a great Easter my friend :) Claudia

      4. I love the flavours in this and am especially intrigued by the jalapeno mustard.

        Hope you have a great Easter :)

      5. Drick, this is too good. The flavors are just exploding in my mouth.

      6. Thanks, Drick, for this recipe! Just broke out the grill for the first time this season last night, so this is very timely!

      7. I love the combination of ingredients you've used here. I use lime a lot when I'm making Mexican dishes. It brightens the flavors, don't you think?

      8. Oh yes, I will be grillin' this one very soon. Looks great!!

      9. The key thing in this recipe is that flattening step. Boneless chicken breasts can be so dry from overcooking but when flattened they cook faster, more evenly and absorb more of that yummy marinade you have there...I LOVE lime with chicken. This looks just wonderful!

      10. This is one awesome recipe. Lime, chicken, Jalapeno... you cannot go wrong!

      11. I like the idea of putting chicken in fajita wraps. Love the combination of lime and jalapeno. Will be making these for my husband, thanks for sharing!