Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kickin' BBQ Chicken

One of the best parts about the warm weather is cooking outside on the BBQ. Unfortunately for us, our BBQ was destroyed last year in a hurricane. Unable to cope with the idea of going through the summer without one, my dad and I went out and bought a small, portable coal-fired BBQ to use while we are renovating our backyard. Although it is small, it is powerful and effective and it gets the job done! Tonight I made a summertime favorite, my kickin' BBQ chicken.

Recipe yields 4 servings

4 pieces chicken breast (about 6 oz. each)
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp sea salt
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
4 limes, juice

Rinse the chicken breast under cold water. In a small ball, combine salt, black pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper. Rub seasoning on chicken breast, covering both sides. Place chicken in a medium mixing bowl. Mince the garlic cloves and put them in the bowl with the chicken along with the olive oil. Juice all four limes into the bowl. Mix around the marinade to cover all the chicken. Cover the bowl with cellophane wrap and place in the refrigerator for 45-60 min.

10-15 minutes before the allotted marinating time is up, begin to heat up your grill. Remove the chicken from the excess juice and place on the grill. Cook 8-10 minutes on each side. (Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken and the heat from your grill.) Once the chicken is cooked through and browned on the outside, it is ready to be enjoyed!

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