Summer Grilling

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Schools all around us are getting out—private schools, and friends in Texas have been enjoying summer for a while now, but we are still in school until late June.  Ugh.  We may still be doing the school thing, but the summer weather is here and our normal “nightly routine” has even shifted more to a summer routine more than a school routine.  (Maybe that has something to do with the second grade teachers deciding to end homework on May 12th….but that is a totally different rant that I won’t make you endure.)

With summer comes firing up the grill and we have done that a few times this week.  Last weekend we had hamburgers but each time after that has been chicken.  I’m loving the boneless/skinless chicken thighs.  So once again, that is what we grilled tonight.

Brad and I have decided that it is difficult to get any chicken to take on the marinade taste–unless you marinade overnight maybe.  But the chicken was tender and the salsa was WONDERFUL.  So if you need another healthy summer dish- here ya go!

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Grilled Caribbean Lime Chicken

Combine:

  • 1/2 c lime juice
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Greek seasoning

5-8 boneless/skinless chicken breasts or you can use chicken breast halves.

Place the chicken and the marinade in a ziploc bag and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  (Next time I will try to do it overnight)

Make the Salsa by combining:

  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 cubed avocado
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Chill until serving time.

Grilling Time!– Drain and discard marinade.  Grill chicken, covered, for about 5-8 minutes on each side or until the juices run clear.  Serve with salsa.

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We also had a green salad and I cut up the rest of the pineapple and added some fresh raspberries for the girls to have as I didn’t think they would enjoy the salsa.

I got everything ready before the girls and I hit the pool for the afternoon.  Then while we were cleaning up, Brad took care of the grilling.  That “dance” worked so well it might become the summer dinner dance.  Another great thing was that the clean up was so easy- just the dishes we ate on really as everything was prepared ahead of time and then grilled outside.  Love that.

Enjoy!

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