Friday, August 12, 2016

Get Your Grill On~Chicken in Green Marinade

I stumbled upon this recipe for a green marinade on Pinterest.  The original recipe can be found here. While she suggested using chicken drumsticks or thighs, we went with boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Green Marinade

1 medium sweet onion, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 cup packed cilantro leaves and stems
1 1/4 cup packed basil leaves
1/4 cup packed mint leaves
1/4 cup fish sauce
3 peeled garlic cloves
zest of 1 lime
plenty of ground black pepper
1 tsp of Aleppo pepper (while Whole Foods carries it, they were out, so we substituted with ancho chili powder)
2 TBS of apple juice (or 1 tsp maple syrup) we used the apple juice
Kosher salt

Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender or Vitamix if you have one, and blend together until smooth.

Place trimmed chicken breasts in a large ziploc bag, pour marinade over, seal, and let marinate preferably overnight.

Hubby cooked them on the grill.  And we served them with fresh squash and zucchini.

The marinade definitely lives up to it's name, it is green for sure.  As for flavor, it reminds us of fresh pesto.


1 comment:

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

You had me at "Cilantro." We love that over here! Sounds like a great recipe!