Monday, January 28, 2008

A Winner!

Last night dinner was a huge hit with my family.  This was so easy and delicious and well worth passing on.  So here ya go!  (You better try this).   
Grilled Mojo Chicken
  • 1 large orange
  • 3 limes
  • 2 Tb fresh parsley, flat leaf, minced (I used 1 Tb dried)
  • 1 Tb fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 Tb fresh thyme, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb skinless chicken breast
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Grate 2 tsp zest from the orange and squeeze 1/3 cup juice.  Grate 1 tsp zest from the limes and  squeeze 1/4 cup juice.  In a shallow glass or ceramic dish, stir together the zests and juice, and all but the last 2 ingredients. Mix well.  Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper. Add chicken to marinade and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Cook on grill on medium heat.  Or cook under broiler in your oven on high for 5 minutes on each side.

I served this with diced and grilled sweet potatoes, yams, and red potatoes.  I also made tortellini caesar salad. (Leave me your email if you want this recipe). This was a great combination and perfect if you are having guests.


Amanda said...


I would love the recipes, I love all your recipes. I am making a Melissa Lee Cook Book! I am supposed to be getting a lunch together when can you do lunch? Let me know

Amanda (Greer) Pepper

Laurel said...

You know I love your recipes! Keep 'em coming.

tiffany knox said...

I am a huge fan of your recipes but that one didnt sound that easy!
I LOVE your blog my friend asked me for baby shower ideas for party favors and I showed her your cite little cookies! you are amazing! are you an artist too? I wondered if you can learn how to be a good cake decorator without being a wonderful artist.

julie williams said...

Yummy...that looks so good!! It looks like a picture right out of a cook book. I want the other recipe as well. Thanks
Julie Williams

Jill said...

Would love the recipe for the salad. THANK YOU!

jillparkinson at hotmail dot com

mother of seven said...

I am always up for new ideas. I am going to try this one this week