Howard asked me to make ginger lime chicken for dinner last night. I was happy about it as the last time I made it in our apartment in San Francisco, I used a grill pan skillet. But we have a gas grill on the back patio here in Florida. Which is nice when you don’t want to heat the oven or broiler.
This dish packs a lot of flavor with a few ingredients. We used thighs but you could use chicken breasts as well. Just remember to start this recipe earlier in the day so that it has a few hours to marinate. But it makes an easy weeknight dinner!
I also have a delicious no-bake, chocolaty dessert for you (both Howard and our friend, Mark had seconds).
Fresh Ginger With Lime Zest Skinless Chicken Thighs
You can use a couple of tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, or parsley as a garnish. We served it with lime wedges for extra fresh lime juice.
This recipe is from the NY Times. ALI SLAGLE is the author.
- 1 ½ to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp lime zest (from about 2 limes), plus lime wedges, for serving
- 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger (from a 3-inch piece of peeled ginger)
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley, cilantro or scallions as garnish
Pat the chicken dry and season all over with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, lime zest and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the mayonnaise mixture and stir to coat. (The chicken can sit in the marinade for up to 8 hours in the fridge. Let come to room temperature before cooking.)
To grill: Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken over direct heat until cooked through and juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side for thighs and about 4 minutes per side for breasts, turning as necessary to avoid burning.
To cook in a skillet: Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Cook the chicken until juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side for thighs and about 4 minutes per side for breasts.
The grilled chicken was accompanied by brown rice and snow peas with grape tomatoes and shallots sauteed in a little sesame oil.
Howard put some Truffle Hot Sauce out too for anyone who wanted a little spice.
Oreo Ice Cream Chocolatey Dessert
I had this Food 52 Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Dessert recipe saved to my Pinterest Dessert Board. I wanted something that did not have to be baked since it’s still so hot right now. Its fudginess did not disappoint!
Are you going to give these recipes a try??
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