Recipe: Lime and Garlic Marinade

There are two main reasons for me sharing my recipes:

  1. Because good food should be shared
  2. Because I have the world’s worst memory and if I don’t write down what I did, I’ll never be able to do it again

I often go through phases of being OBSESSED with a certain food. During the summer, you had to dig through a mountain of cilantro on my plate before you could see what I cooked, because I just couldn’t get enough. My current addiction is garlic and limes. So here is the super simple marinade I made for our chicken last night:

  • The juice of two limes
  • 6 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper and salt (I use Himalayan Pink Salt, not because I’m trying to be fancy, but because I buy in bulk, it’s apparently better for you and I used all of my regular table salt the last time I made play dough for my kids.)
  • Chilli powder

Cut up 5 or 6 chicken breasts in long strips. I get about 4 strips out of each breast. Dump it into the marinade and let sit for about 2-3 hours. (Too long, and the lime juice will dry out the chicken, not long enough and the flavours won’t be absorbed.) Cook on low on the BBQ. You can do it in the oven too, but it won’t be the same, so just dust the snow off the BBQ, put on your big girl pants, and light it up.

I just had the leftovers from last night for lunch. Just cold, straight from the fridge. So good!