Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lime-Marinated Chicken with Avocado Dip

This meal reminds me of Summer...and I am soooo ready for Summer this year!! I didn't grill it but I will when I make it again:) This an overnighter though - I am always surprised by this because I'm one of those people who doesn't read all the way down the recipe to find these things out ahead of time;)

Avocado Dip:

1 lg.avocado, 3 T. chopped fresh cilantro leaves, 1-1/2 t. lime juice, 1 clove garlic, minced, 1/4 t. salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Peel and pit the avocado; mash in a small bowl. Fold in the cilantro, then stir in the rest of the ingredients gently.

1-1/2 limes
1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 T. honey
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, trimmed and sliced
2 t. tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Pinch of salt

3 lbs chicken-wings, breast, tenders whatever you like
I used tenders.

For the marinade, finely grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the limes. In a blender, combine zest and juice with remaining marinade ingredients; puree until smooth. Pour marinade over the chicken and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.

Preheat broiler. Arrange chicken on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Broil at least 6 inches from the heat for 4 to 5 mins per side or until chicken is crispy on the outside and cooked through. Serve with Avocado Dip.

Another recipe from the Deen brothers


  1. This looks fab. I'll be trying this with my family...we LOVE avocado's!

  2. Yum!! This recipe looks awesome! I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

  3. Looks delicious! Gotta love those Deen boys!

  4. Oh, it looks delicious! It reminds me of summer and grill also, can't wait!

  5. Perfect I have limes and avocados.

  6. Holly, this looks delicious! I'm ready for summer too and this dish is such a great way to get in the mood. Thanks also for the head's up on it being an over-nighter ... I'm one of those people who never reads the end of a recipe until its too late too! LOL

  7. I love all the ingredients in that marinade. This sounds like a fantastic meal!

  8. Yummm- sounds good!! I can;t wait for summer too!