Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mojito Chicken

Make way for the boozy chicken!
(Not to be confused with this boozy but brilliant Best Roast Chicken.)

In a large bowl combine:
1/2 cup light rum
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 TBSP lime zest
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 jalapeño, seeded
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBSP cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor, pour back into the bowl and add chicken, breasts or thighs as you prefer, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator 2-4 hrs.

When ready to cook, remove the chicken and discard the marinade.
Season both sides with salt before cooking, and throw on either a hot pan or a hot grill, tho a grill is preferred. 
(You know you're eking out those last few warm nights before putting the grill away for the winter!)
Then: 
don't forget to take pictures of the finished product 
or you will have no final "wow that looks tasty" moment for your blog post.
Whoops.
Still, this was pretty tasty and made a lovely change for  a light dinner. Try serving it with some quinoa with fresh mint and cilantro mixed in, and maybe some queso fresco.
Dinner. Done.


1 comment:

Jennifer said...

That sounds tasty. I wouldn't have thought of the rum.