Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lime Herb Chicken

 Ian's "first" trip outside. He's usually under a blanket!
It was actually fairly nice. We look cold but his carrier was up in this picture.

It was really fun to listen to him giggle about Harley (the dog to the right) running around.
He was getting kind of hysterical!! It was really sweet!

Ok...so this is Week 11 of my recipes. I forgot that last week I made one of my favorites (a cross between Salisbury steak and strogonoff) with a few variations. I will try to put that up later this week...so yummy! Anyway, tonight I made Lime Herb Chicken. It was fairly easy and really tasty! Plus, we made it on the grill so that got us all out of the house. Fresh air does the body good!!

Lime Herb Chicken
1 cup lime juice
2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-4 pounds), cut up
 This was the whole chicken. I have never actually cut up a whole chicken to cook, just to make into soup or eat off, so it really didn't matter what it looked like. So I tried my best and I thought the pieces turned out well. I was grossed out though when I got to the guts! I think I would buy the stuff that's already cut into pieces next time.

 How did I do?? The thighs are a little small but overall it went good.

 In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour I cup of marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; marinate for 15 minutes. Set aside remaining marinade for basting.

 Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with 1/2 cup reserved marinade.

 Brush remaining marinade over chicken just before serving. Doesn't it look just delish? It was very good...a little limey, if I would have had time to make the rice I was going to, it would have been perfect! Unfortunately, there was a cranky kiddo when it came time to make rice and carrots. Carrots were good with it though! It didn't take the full 40 minutes to cook, only about 25.

My beautiful lime/lemon juicer...that I bought for $2. I was really excited about my bargain...until I finally used it tonight. Two halves of lime into making dinner and the handle cracked right off!! So I had to juice all my limes with a fork...sad! I guess sometimes a bargain isn't really all that great of a deal :o(


  1. You are brave to cut up that chicken.
    So how many limes did it take to make 1 cup of juice? Sorry but I could not get the master lime juicer to give me a straight answer only to be a royal smartie pants!
    It was fun to hear him giggle nonstop over Harley... thanks for calling!

  2. I didn't feel very brave when I got to the gutsy part! That was pretty gross! It took about 5 limes to make 3/4-ish of a cup of juice. I did it with a fork though so it might have been more with an actual juicer and larger limes.

  3. I think you are brave too! I buy my chicken already cut up, I can't eat it after cutting it up! Very cute at on Ian by the way... Let me know another color you would like and I can add that to my 100!!

  4. Mrs. Cherry,
    I think I'll just use chicken breasts from Sam's next time. How about a red hat?? But will it get to hot for him? I was thinking about sewing him some knit hats...that are more boyish than the other ones I made! If you do make him one...maybe make one that's a little bigger than the one he has :o) He has a big head.

  5. He has that adorable brown hat filled to capacity!! So cute tho!