Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chili Lime Chicken

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I have no idea why we celebrate this in the U.S. - I guess we Americans are happy to find any reason to party and have a potluck at work. This recipe is sorta kinda Mexican...and definitely yummy.

adapted from Lime & Chili Rubbed Chicken from

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded
2 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lime zest
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of cayenne pepper, optional
1-2 limes for juice

Rinse chicken breasts with water and pat dry. Rub with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, lime zest, garlic powder, salt and cayenne; rub all over chicken.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill chicken for 10-12 minutes turning once halfway through cooking time, or until juices run clear. Squeeze fresh lime juice over breasts before serving.

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