Grilled Jalapeno Lime Chicken

September 28, 2009

Summer is almost over and it's you last chance to use that grill before the long Winter hits. You know, the longer a meat sits in marinade the more the flavors seep in. So why not make life even easier by freezing meats in marinades for future grilling? Here's a great recipe for a flavorful and zesty chicken which can thaw in the freezer the day before your bar-b-que and be ready to throw on the grill.

12 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 c. orange juice concentrate
2/3 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. lime juice
1/2 c. honey
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. fresh lime peel
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
2 cloves (or 2 tsp.) minced garlic
1 gallon size or 12 sandwich size ziplock freezer bag

To Prepare
- combine all ingredients in gallon size freezer bag. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

To Freeze
- Do NOT cook. Freeze all breasts together or in individual portions.

To Serve
- thaw completely in refrigerator for at least 24 hours before serving.
- grill on bar-b-que, making sure the internal temperature of each breast reaches 165*.
- serve with spanish rice or over a fresh green salad with lime wedges.


The Garden of Egan October 01, 2009  

Uhm, YUM! Will be trying this one for the family this weekend!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Scrappin Cheryl October 04, 2009  

Oh wow - this sounds fantastic! We will be making this very soon!

Wendy April 25, 2010  

So are you freezing this raw or do you cook it first? Sorry I am new to this and just trying to better understand. Thanks!

em-il-ie April 25, 2010  


Yes, you freeze it RAW.

I am realizing I need to be more clear in many of my recipes on freezer after cooking or freezing raw. Thanks for asking for clarification so I can make it clear for everybody!

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