June 24, 2012 by istealstuff
It’s hot. Ok, not like sit in your underwear in front of the ac hot, but it’s still hot enough that I am not even close to being interested in turning on the oven to make dinner. Grilling outside was a good way to avoid heating up my kitchen. I sat down and skimmed my “food for thought” board on pinterest and came across this gem – Honey-lime chicken skewers. Here is the link to the pin and here is the link directly to the website for Kitchenmeetsgirl.com
I read through the ingredients and knew right away I was missing a few items. But like I said, it was hot, really hot and I was NOT about to go get all hot and sticky for the ingredients I was in need of(of course, it’s not like I needed chicken…). I made do with what I had and after 1 bite – I knew this had to become a regular on our menu. So here it is…
adapted from Grocery Budget 101
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- juice of one lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced(this is one that I didn’t have, so I added about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder instead)
- 1-2 teaspoon Siracha(not only did I not have this, I had never even heard of it. It’s a hot chili sauce if anyone else was wondering – I didn’t sub this with anything because we are lightweights when it comes to heat in this home)
- red pepper flakes, to taste (I know, know – the picture is of red pepper – not flakes – I didn’t have a can that said red pepper flakes…)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- In a small bowl, combine your ingredients for the marinade. Mix thoroughly.
- If skewering, chop the chicken into chunks before covering with marinade. Pour marinade over chicken breasts and turn to coat. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
- Grill on medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear.
I doubled the batch and was thrilled to have left overs. 1 pound of chicken fed the three of us(although my son is not quite 2, so if you were feeding 3 adults you might need additional sides to stretch the meal). Quick tip – measure your vegetable oil first, then use the same tablespoon to measure the honey – makes the honey slide out of the spoon 🙂
We also had spanish rice, tortillas, salsa, cheese and sour cream. To be honest, the chicken was so flavorful we ate it by itself.