Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Recipe Remix

If you have been following our What We Have Been Eating posts, then you already know that I recently got a new grill, which has sparked all kinds of grilling recipes. I thought I would share one with you that we made for dinner and then remixed into other meals...

Grilled Jalapeno Chicken

* 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
* 1/4 cup of honey
* 2 tbsps fresh cilantro {I did not use this because I didn't have it}
* 2 tbsps soy sauce
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp pepper
* 3 jalapeno peppers {halved and seeded}
* 3 garlic cloves {I used jarred minced garlic}
* 36 ozs skinless chicken breasts {you can do whole breast or kebab} 
* cooking spray

1. Place first 8 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth (or chop fine)

2. Combine lime juice mixture and chicken in a large, heavy-duty, zip lock plastic bag.

3. Seal bag and marinate chicken in refrigerator 1 to 8 hours.

4. Prepare grill and spray with cooking spray.

5. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade.

6. Place chicken on grill rack; cover and grill 12 minutes on each side or until done, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade.

I had planned on making kebabs but totally spaced soaking the sticks so I figured, oh well, chunks will be fine.

Now I know why they use sticks...I kept losing pieces to the bottom of the grill { I will remember this next time}

Not knowing for sure how spicy this would be, I threw a plain breast on for Isabelle..

All done!

I made up a quick salad to go along side...

It was soooo good

Isabelle's chicken breast

This is what Isabelle ended up with

This was really, really good. It was not too spicy {which is most likely because I only had 2 jalapenos} so I would let Isabelle eat it next time. 

So, fast forward to the next night...

I took all the leftovers from the night before and decided to make a wrap. 

lettuce{tossed in dressing}, red onion, chicken, shredded cheddar cheese

then some bacon pieces and cranberrys

When all was said and done, I overstuffed the tortilla and ended up eating it salad style off of the plate. Isabelle had her own version as well...

So, that's it!! I took Sunday nights grilled jalapeno chicken
and turned it into a jalapeno chicken wrap the next day. 
I have a little bit left and I see come nachos in my future :)

What recipe do you like to remix?

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