Saturday, September 11, 2010

Southwestern Grilled Chicken

Recipe: Southwestern Grilled Chicken
Source: Junior League of Las Vegas Glitter to Gourmet
Ingredients: Easy
Party in the Tummy Scale: 8.5

My family and I had so much heavy food this week, that some easy, light, protein rich cluckers were in order.  No marinading, no fancy-schmancy sauce, just easy peasy.  I had R set the grill up, and we put the ingredients on the chicken.  A short while later, they were ready!

The four of us sat down to eat... my son took his first few bites, and a "hallelujah moment" happened right there, at my kitchen table.  Coop was actually eating the chicken without... RANCH DRESSING!  I was so shocked, I started falling out of my chair.  When R noticed this and asked Coop if he wanted any Ranch and Cooper said "no... this chicken is so good it doesn't need it", I started choking on my food as tears of joy welled in my eyes.

We actually would have given this a 9 on the PITT (party in the tummy) scale, but R has mad skills when it comes to grilling.  So, not only did it taste fabulous, but it was cooked to perfection.  I thought it only fair to score it a bit lower, because not everyone lives with a master at the grill like I do.

We will definitely be making this again!  And, I think you could easily bake it in the oven or bust out your George Foreman for this too.

Southwestern Grilled Chicken

2 T. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Brush the mixture on both sides of the chic ken pieces to coat.  Grill over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Serve with chopped cilantro, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese and chopped black olives.


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