Since today is Cinca de Mayo I thought it fitting to share this family-favourite recipe. I first made it when I was hosting a Mexican dinner for eight people. It was a hit! Here I served it with a mix of papaya, mango, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. If you want it to be really Mexican – use a traditional tomato salsa and serve with rice.
Lime Ginger Chicken
4 chicken breasts, halved, skinned and de-boned
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons grated, peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Mix lime juice, ginger, garlic and pepper flakes in a non-aluminum bowl. Stir in chicken. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
Cook chicken as desired * (I prefer to barbeque it, summer or winter). Transfer to serving plate. Add lime slices to skillet and brown on both sides. Set on serving plate. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with salsa and serve immediately.
* other options are to cut the chicken into strips and cook like a stir-fry, or
cut into cubes and use on skewers with red peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
This looks amazing! I would love for you to come link this up to my healthy recipes on Thursdays!