Marinated Grilled Chicken
It's FINALLY here! The (unofficial) start of SUMMER! Thankfully it's also stopped raining, which means everyone will be out for a BBQ at some point this weekend! And THIS is the perfect recipe!
This super simple chicken marinade is quick and easy, and can even be prepped overnight! Packed with anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric and coriander. Plus olive oil which is a healthy fat, that lowers blood pressure, supports the body's absorption of vitamins, and can help prevent a heart attack! And apple cider vinegar which is great for regulating blood sugar and can even help weight loss (hello summer body!).
Whatever your plans are for this holiday weekend, I hope you'll give this recipe a shot. You can even use it as a quick weeknight dinner! Served over rice with a fresh salad - it's the perfect balanced meal.
Have a fabulous Memorial Day - thank you to our service members who gave everything, so we could have these simple things.
Don't forget to keep checking back all summer long for more fresh, fabulous recipes!
1.5 lbs. chicken breast, sliced into cutlets (you can use chicken pieces as well - this will change your cooking time)
1 C. salsa (whatever heat level you prefer)
1 Tbs. olive oil
1.5 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1.5 tsp sazon spice mixture (or 1 packet of store-brought mix)
2 Tbs. chopped, fresh, cilantro (optional, for serving)
For the Sazon Mix
2 tsp. cumin
1.5 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. coriander
1.5 tsp onion powder
1.5 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbs. annatto (or use turmeric)
1 tsp. salt
Mix the spices together and store in an airtight container.
For the Marinade:
Combine salsa, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and 1.5 teaspoons salon mix in a blender and puree until smooth.
Place chicken in a zip bag, pour marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and then use your hands to make sure each piece of chicken is coated in marinade. Lay the bag on a flat surface for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
*You can prep the chicken the night before and let it rest overnight in the marinade in the refrigerator for even more flavor!
Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the piece. Top with fresh cilantro and serve hot!