Grilled Lime Chicken with Fresh Guacamole

Finally it seems like the warmer weather will stick around.  And so, I feel the need to get grilling again!  Forget all this baking and roasting nonsense… let’s get outside!  I thought this recipe seemed fresh and summery.  We had it with some grilled broccoli and a side salad. I love summer cooking!

P.S. I forgot to take a picture of my meal tonight… but I am sure we will be having this again so I will add the photo in later. 🙂

Chicken Marinade

1 c. lime juice
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
salt/pepper to taste
4 chicken breasts

Combine first six ingredients and mix well. Place chicken breasts in a shallow bowl and pour marinade over the top. Marinate for at least 3 hours (up to 48 hours). Heat grill to medium heat. Cook chicken about 5-6 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Enjoy!

Guacamole

2-3 ripe avocados
1-2 small tomatoes
splash lime juice
splash olive oil
splash red wine vinegar
salt/pepper to taste
optional: jalapeno, seeded and minced

Remove the pit (and save) the pit from the avocadoes. Mash in a bowl. Add tomatoes, lime juice, olive oil, and salt/pepper. Replace pits into the guacamole until just before serving to help preserve the green color.

Husband Rating: 8 out of 10

Food for Thought: This would be an easy marinade to make ahead of time.  Combine all the ingredients (including the chicken) and toss in a freezer bag.  Just thaw and cook as directed!

This would also be delicious shredded up and eaten as part of a taco or taco salad.  The flavor was versatile and not spicy, which was good for my kids!

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One response

  1. Yummy Heather! I am making this on Sun for Mothers Day!

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