March 14, 2011

cilantro lime chicken...

my mom's family made a cookbook.
a really yummy cookbook.
i decided that if julie could cook through julia's cookbook
i could try and cook through the dodge family cookbook.
so i've started.
not a recipe a day...too ambitious for me thank you very much!
but a few a week maybe.
this yummy chicken was my first recipe.
it's fresh and healthy and oh so good!!
it is from my cousin rachelle.
incidentally, i have decided that recipes say a lot about a person.
it's been interesting to see what my cousins cook for their families.
it's a cool insight into what kind of a mom/wife they are.

cilantro lime chicken

2 Tbsp lime juice (one lime juiced)                    4 Tbsp. olive oil
zest of one lime                                                  salt and pepper
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro                                    4 chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic, minced

mix all ingredients together to make a marinade.  marinade chicken for 1-3 hours and then grill.  top with avacado salsa.

avacado salsa

2 avacados (1 mashed, 1 cubed)                       1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
3 Tbsp chopped onion (yellow or white)          1 Tbsp lime juice
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced                         1 clove garlic, minced
1 diced tomato                                                   salt to taste

mix together and serve on top of chicken.

i tell ya, you'll feel healthier just eating this and it's delish.
i served it with my niece's jalapeno rice, which i love, love, love.

jalapeno rice

1 cup instant rice                                            1 can cr of celery soup
1 cup sour cream                                            1 cup shredded cheese
1 can diced jalapenos                                        (i like to use the mexican kind)

mix all ingredients together.  pour into an 8x8 pan sprayed with cooking spray.
bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

i hope you try this out....i'm tellin ya, it's delightfully delicious!

bon apetit!


Griffin and Gretchen said...

ooohh Griff would love this. And I love that cook book. we've made so many things out of there.

bri said...

really? i'm at work, i skipped breakfast, had half a breadstick and a mini snickers for lunch and my mouth is watering right now.

that sounds divine.

Mel said...

I love the cookbook too! I love the cilantro lime chicken w/ avocado. We've also used the marinade for steak & it was delicious.

Glad you like my rice. Chet & my dad are not rice eaters. They thought it was potatoes the first few times they had it!

Kristin said...

ooohhh...*drool*...this sounds just what my family would love! *thanks* SO much!
let me know when you are down this way!! CANNOT wait to meet up with you!!

prairie xo

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