Monday, June 23, 2014

*Mexican Chicken Marinade*

This is the marinade I did over the weekend for Saturday's dinner.  I had done this a few times last year too, but never got around to posting it!  It is definitely my favorite marinade, especially because you can work Mexican flavors in with the rest of the meal, too.  It's a nice change to stick with a Mexican theme, but not to have the typical enchiladas, fajitas, etc. 

I recommend marinating the chicken overnight.

Chicken of your choice (I did 11 chicken thighs)
1 cup fresh lime juice
2/3 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. hot paprika
2 tsp. dried chile powder
3 tsp. kosher salt
4 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

In a large Ziploc bag place chicken.  In a small Ziploc bag or small bowl, combine dry ingredients (seasonings).
Place lime juice, olive oil, and garlic in large Ziploc bag with the chicken.  Add dry ingredients to large Ziploc & chopped cilantro. 
Close large Ziploc & toss until the marinade is evenly distributed on the chicken.

I know a marinade picture is never going to look pretty, but this is what the finished product should look like.  Keep in fridge overnight & until you are ready to grill the next day!

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