Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Grilled Lime Mustard Chicken

Ready to fire up the grill?

It think it's time...it's grillin' time!  The weather is warming up and the nights are long.  Time to enjoy the outdoors and eat dinner alfresco.  A perfect way to enjoy the evening by grilling your favorite foods. Did anyone say 4th of July grilling?? 

All sorts of food can be made on the grill.  From your typical burgers, to vegetables, to desserts!  Endless possibilities and outstanding unmistakable flavor!

Tonight we decided to make a favorite of ours.  Grilled Lime Mustard Chicken is a Latin take on sweet and spicy.  The lime and cumin add tang while the honey mustard lends the sweetness.  Oh, and don't forget the cayenne pepper for a little spice!

This dish is easy to put together.  You just mix the marinade and then allow the chicken to sit in it for a couple of hours.  I used chicken breasts (boneless and skinless are my fav) but you can use your favorite cut of meat.  I would suggest that you use a boneless cut though.  The sugar in the honey mustard will cause the chicken to burn on the outside is cooked too long.  

These would be perfect with some potato salad, a little coleslaw and some berry pie!  We served them with some wild rice mix and some crusty bread.  An excellent summer meal if I do say so myself.  Enjoy!

Grilled Lime Mustard Chicken

Serves 2

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

¼ cup fresh lime juice

2 T honey mustard

2 t olive oil

¼ t cumin

1/8 t cayenne pepper

1/8 t garlic powder

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with a paper towel.  Place in a plastic bag.  In a small bowl add lime juice, honey mustard, olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.  Whisk to combine.  Place in a Ziploc bag, pour marinade over the chicken and refrigerate for 2 hours. 

Heat grill to medium high.  Remove chicken from marinade.  Throw away excess marinade.  Place chicken on grill.  Cook 6-7 minutes per side until chicken is done and no longer pink in the middle.  Serve immediately.

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