Soy Lime Garlic Marinated Chicken

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a bit of a hesitancy in trying new things. In the kitchen, I worry about buying a bunch of ingredients and then only using them for the one recipe. I have been teaming up with Simple Supper Tuesday and the Humble Bumble Healthy Tuesday Blog Hops to find healthy meal ideas. This week I ran across a recipe for Soy-Lime-Garlic Marinated Chicken. I was so excited because I actually had all the ingredients already on hand.

A friend had told me about this chicken outlet place that sells all types of frozen chicken. They had huge 5lb bags of chicken breasts for $8.99. The only difference in the chicken was that the chicken breasts were not uniform, but that didn’t bother me. Anyway, I used those for this recipe.

Ingredients

1 lb of chicken tenders (I used chicken breasts, but a lot of them were small pieces)
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. Soy Sauce
3 tbsp. Lime Juice
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tbsp. of Worcestershire Sauce

This recipe was super easy to fix. I actually did 1.5 lbs of chicken, so I just adjusted the ingredients as needed. I used a mini food processor to mince the garlic.

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Then I mixed all the sauces together, and put them in a zip lock bag with the chicken. I let the chicken marinate for about 3 hours. Next time I will do it overnight. My mother suggested I turn the bag over half way through. I hadn’t thought about that, but I think that would make it even better.

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After the chicken had marinated for a bit, I heated up our indoor grill and put the chicken on the grill to cook.

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The kitchen smelled wonderful as the chicken grilled!!

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This meal was definitely a repeat. My husband really enjoyed it as well. It made me think of Chinese, which I have really been missing. In regards to nutrition, I figured the recipe based on using 1 1/2 pounds of chicken and it was 408 calories for 8 ounces of chicken. That is a winner for me :) I am pretty excited to try two yummy recipes this week. What have you been cooking lately?

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4 comments

  1. Kerstin says:

    Oh, I like the sound of this! I have everything in the house apart from the Worcester Sauce. But marinating chicken, and also fish, is a great way to add flavour and I used to do this on a regular basis but not since we moved to the UK. So this is great inspiration to re-introduce this.

    I am fairly ok with trying new foods and I like a lot of of the healthy veg and proteins and nuts and such. But I often feel stuck on my recipes and trying out new things always seems too elaborate and bothersome. I am all for simple! And like you I hate getting ingredients that I only use once.

    When I did my cleanse to kick-start my weight loss program I had to try different things because the food groups allowed excluded all grains and dairy and sugar. And as a result I’ve come up with some very odd meals that I now love, like steamed sweet potato with coconut oil and blueberries for breakfast! That is the oddest breakfast I’ve ever made but now I love it. I took a photo of it here, just love the colours http://instagram.com/p/n7uLbZLwwI/

    I’ll be checking out Simple Supper Tuesday, thanks!

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      LeslieT35 says:

      I am going to have to try the coconut oil. My mom uses it a lot. It has been neat that a lot of the recipes I have found lately use ingredients I already have. I guess the more you cook, the more you have on hand. We shall see;)

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