Saturday, May 16, 2009

Monday Munchies

I realize today isn't Monday, but I've been working on this post since Sunday, seriously. It takes forever to get photos to upload here. Must be that awesome Lost-in-the-Woods internet connection. We're so high-speed here.
This was dinner Friday night and it was really good. Nice for summer, so light and fresh. I'll put the whole recipe at the end.

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
First the Chicken.

It takes a marinade that looks something like this:
our marinade ingredients: olive oil, lime juice, salt & pepper, onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro

Add the olive oil to the chicken breast.

Take the cilantro, onion, jalapeno, salt, pepper. lime juice, and minced garlic and throw it in the bowl with the chicken. Let it marinate for 30 minutes or so while you prep the salsa.
Then just throw it on the grill and grill the chicken.

Now for the salsa....

your ingredients:

That would be tomato, jalapeno, garlic, onion, lime juice, avocado, salt and pepper.

Chop the tomatoes.

Then add the onions.

Next, the garlic. Note the garlic press.....every kitchen needs garlic, hate the nasty smell it leaves on my hands. This little tool saves me. You can actually leave the paper shell on the garlic clove. Just scrape it into the trash when you're done.

Then add in some lime juice.

Next, the jalapeno. This little plastic thing is a jalapeno tool. i'm sure it has a real name, but who knows what it is. However, if you don't have one, and you love jalapenos, get one. If you can find it. My mother gifted this one to me. I love it!!!

The results speak for themselves. (I'm kinda a weenie when it comes to heat. I like the flavor, but I don't care for my mouth to be on fire.) Now, with your lovely, cleaned out jalapeno, chop it up and add it to the mix. Add a little salt and pepper too.

Then chop your avocado. These bad boys keep forever in the fridge. Leave them out on your counter overnight before you use them. I didn't, and they were really too green.

After all that chopping, enjoy your salsa. It is super yummy. Perfect for summer.

Now for the recipe:
The chicken:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 small onion
1 jalapeno
2-4 tbsp chopped cilantro (depending on taste)
juice from 1/2 large lime or 1 whole small one
dash of salt, pinch of pepper

Combine all ingredients except the chicken, stir well, add chicken and marinate for 10-30 minutes. Grill.

The Salsa:
2 avocados
juice from 1/2 lime
1 tomato
1/2 small onion
1 jalapeno
1 clove garlic, minced

chop the tomato and onion and combine in a bowl. Add the lime juice, chopped jalapeno and garlic. Mix well. Chop and add the avocado, stirring gently. Serve with chicken.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delish! I'll have to get one of those handy-dandy jalapeno seeder thinga majiggy bobbers.