Monday, March 12, 2012

Simple and Delicious Grilled Chicken

With the weather being unusually warm and "springy" on Saturday, Jared decided that grilling would be much a better idea for dinner than leftovers (and who can argue with that?!). I pulled some chicken breast out of the freezer and asked him if there was any particular style of grilled chicken that he wanted to make. His answer was something with a little bit of spice (go figure) and topped with sauteed veggies and cheese. This is what we came up with:

  • 4 - 6oz. chicken breasts pounded out to 1/2" or so thick
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (I make up a pint-sized mason jar of it and then keep it in my cupboard)
  • adobo seasoning (or seasoned salt if you don't have adobo)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • olive oil for sauteing veggies
  • toppings: bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, onions, mushrooms, any combination of these...
  • 1/2 cup shredded or 4 thin slices of cheese 
  1. Sprinkle taco seasoning and adobo over both sides of the chicken breast. Place in a tupperware container (preferably one with a lid) and pour lime juice over the top.
  2. Let the chicken sit for a bit (30-60 minutes) while you get the grill going and saute your toppings over medium heat in olive oil.
  3. Grill on each side for 6-8 minutes on each side or under chicken reaches 170 degrees. Add toppings with veggies and then cheese. Remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!!

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