Honey Key Lime Chicken & Squash Zucchini Bake
Let me start off by saying I don't normally have an abundance of key lime juice in my house, but as of this week, it just so happens I do. The juice comes in this great, large bottle so that you can experiment with all kinds of recipes! Key lime pie is on my list for this weekend, but for now, honey key lime chicken! Aside from making sure you can marinate the chicken for at least one hour, this is simple. Ideally, you would grill the chicken outdoors, but since it's February in DC, I baked the chicken this go around. I decided to throw in some squash and zucchini as well, since I had some on hand. All I have to say is the smell of key lime juice baking is MMM MMM GOOD! Ingredients
5 tablespoons key lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
olive oil to grease the baking dish
In a resealable plastic bag, mix the key lime juice, honey, garlic, and lemon pepper. Place the chicken in the bag, seal, and shake to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Grill the marinated chicken about 8 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Discard remaining marinade.The other option is to bake the chicken at 350 for about 25 minutes, or you could use a skillet or an indoor grill. I baked it this go around since grilling outdoors isn't exactly an option right now. Cook the basmati rice according to package and place the chicken on top of the rice.
Squash & Zucchini Bake:
squash, cut into slices
zucchini, cut into slices
approx. 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
approx. 1/2 cup of shredded Italian blend cheese, or parmesan
approx. 1 tb olive oil, salt, and lemon pepper
Saute the vegetables in a skillet with about 1 tb olive oil, and some salt and lemon pepper. Once they get a little tender/brown on the edges, transfer from the heat and place into a dish for the oven. Top with the bread crumbs and cheese. Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.