A simple marinade turns plain chicken breasts into a tasty meal without a lot of effort. This recipe pairs beautifully with our Avocado Salsa.
|1/3 cup||fresh lime juice|
|1/4 teaspoon||red pepper flakes|
|1 teaspoon||minced fresh garlic|
|1/2 cup||olive oil|
|4||boneless, skinless chicken breasts (trimmed, about 1-1/2 pounds)|
Make the marinade by combining the lime juice, salt, pepper flakes, garlic and olive oil in a small bowl and whisking to blend.
If the chicken breasts vary greatly in thickness, place the chicken, one piece at a time, in a large plastic bag and lightly pound the flesh with a meat mallet or rolling pin to flatten to a relatively uniform thickness; this will facilitate even cooking.
Place the breasts in a large zipper bag and add the marinade, turning to coat all surfaces. Seal and refrigerate for 3 to 8 hours.
Heat a barbecue to a medium-hot fire. Remove the chicken from the marinade, discarding the excess. Grill the breasts to the desired degree of doneness; cooking time will depend on the thickness of the meat and the intensity of the heat.
Serve hot, topped with Avocado Salsa, or refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days. The chicken is also delicious sliced in sandwiches or tossed into salads.