Monday, July 14, 2014

Mojito-Rubbed Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

Grill much?  This was refreshingly yummy.  This had me at "grilled pineapple", but it's simple and has so much flavor with just a few ingredients.  We haven't changed a thing in the few times we've made this, except for maybe letting the lime/mint mixture sit on the chicken for a bit before cooking.  This was more out of timing on our part with an active 3-yr old!  When our schedules don't allow for a family dinner every night, sometimes we have to eat after she goes to bed.

Mojito-Rubbed Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

4 medium (1 1/2 pounds) skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves

2 limes
1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
1 medium (3 1/2 pounds) pineapple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup(s) loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
Salt and pepper

1.Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling on medium, or preheat large ridged grill pan on medium.

2.Meanwhile, with meat mallet, pound chicken (placed between 2 sheets plastic wrap) to an even 1/2-inch thickness.

3.From 1 lime, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Cut remaining lime into 4 wedges; set aside. In small bowl, combine oil, lime peel, and juice. Lightly brush pineapple on both sides with lime mixture; set aside remaining lime mixture in bowl. Place pineapple slices on hot grill rack and cook 10 minutes or until browned on both sides, turning over once.

4.Stir mint into remaining lime mixture and pat onto both sides of chicken. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to season both sides. Place chicken on hot grill rack and cook 5 minutes or until chicken is browned on both sides and no longer pink throughout, turning over once. Serve chicken with pineapple and lime wedges.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories 320 ; Total Fat 6g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 99mg;  Sodium 385mg; Total Carbohydrate 27g;  Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars --;  Protein 40g ; Calcium --

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