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Lime-marinated Chicken Breast

by Chef Mark Tarbell

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 23 at 6:42 PM

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

For marinade:
1 cup fresh lime juice
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Serrano chilies, stemmed, seeded and chopped finely
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, rinsed, de-stemmed and chopped finely
1/2 cup parsley, rinsed, de-stemmed and chopped finely
2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Mix all marinade ingredients, except olive oil and salt.

Slowly whisk olive oil into above ingredients.

Season to taste with salt.

Pour marinade over chicken one hour before grilling. Remove chicken from marinade five minutes before grilling, and drain.

Grill chicken breasts until cooked through. (Or, sear on both sides in Canola oil in hot sauté pan and finish for 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven.)

Serves 4 

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