Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mojito BBQ Chicken

This is not your ordinary BBQ.  A great citrus-y marinade.  This is a great one to double up on, throw the second batch of chicken in the marinade and put it in the freezer and it'll be ready for a quick and flavorful meal.

2 tbs grated lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbs chopped fresh mint
1 tbs honey
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 3 1/2 pound chicken cut into 6 pieces with skin removed from all but wings (or just by pick of the chick...much easier)
1 lime cut into wedges and fresh mint sprig for garnish

Mix all ingredients (except chicken) well.  Reserve 1/2 the marinade in a seperate bowl and refrigerate.  Put the remaining marindae in a bag with the chicken pieces and turn to coat.  Marinade for 2 hours up to overnight. 
Preheat grill and coat grill rack lightly with oil.  remove chicken from marinade and girll, turning occasionally until cooked through.  About 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the reseved marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Serve as a sauce over the chicken.
Enjoy!  Gotta love grillin' season! 

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