Why does it seem like once you own a house that the things that need to be done are endless? While I love having our own space, I swear any weekend that we don’t have plans turns into endless house or yard work. Guess that means I must be getting old, eh? This weekend we did a ton of laundry, cleaned out closets, dressers and the laundry room. So I guess we could call it a successful weekend. And when it’s 100 degrees outside I don’t feel to bad about being inside the air conditioned house all weekend. I will say though… going through your clothes is difficult. I found that I have a million dresses that I really never wear. I mean, I work from home so who am I trying to impress. But I find it hard to justify getting rid of them when they all still fit. I tried some on though and if I didn’t think they were flattering to my athletic build I tossed them in the giveaway pile. Sometimes you just have to man up and do it.
This past week I decided I needed to try out a new recipe because we’ve been grilling the same thing every week and of course the first place I look for new recipes is Juli Bauer’s website PaleOMG and I found this gem: tequila cilantro lime chicken. We served it over some rice and boy was it delicious!
Prep Time: 3+ hours (marinading the chicken)
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 3 chicken breasts (butterflied)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp of roasted garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 TBSP garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- zest of 1 lime
- 2 limes, juiced
- 3 TBSP honey
- 1/4 cup of cilantro, minced
- 1 ounce of tequila
- olive oil spray – for pan
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 1-2 TBSP cilantro, minced
- 1 TBSP lime juice
- pinch of salt
- Butterfly your chicken and place in a glass dish. Whisk all the rest of the marinade ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Let marinate for at least 3 hours or even up to 24 hours
- Heat up your grill, place chicken on the grill and cook each side for 4-5 minutes.
- While the chicken is grilling, chop up your peppers, place in an oiled frying pan over medium heat. Cook peppers til they are browned and softened – should take about 8-10 minutes. Once cooked how you like, add cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
- Top your chicken with the pepper mixture and serve with some spanish rice whatever other sides you desire. Eat up!