Saturday, July 3, 2010
Jalapeno Grilled Chicken
Before you chicken out, this ends up being not too spicy, in fact, my five and three year old kids love it! the recipe is quick, easy, inexpensive and only uses a few ingredients. Aside from being simple to make, it is one of the best tasting grill friendly marinades I have ever had.
4-7 Jalapeno peppers, cut in half and seeded
1/2 cup vegitable oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
several generous grinds of fresh black pepper
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (your preference, but I use more than less)
2-4 cloves of garlic chopped
Put all ingredients in food processor and process well. You will have a thin whitish sauce base with bits of jalapeno. Cover 2-3 whole chicken breasts (4-6 halves) for at least 20 min up to 2 hours and set aside to marinade. Grill chicken to 165 degrees basting as you go. This recipe also works with the oven broiler, but is best on the grill.
*In a pinch other kinds of vinegar work. I have used rice wine vinegar as well as red wine vinegar, but you will need to add a dash of sugar of honey to sweeten the sauce a bit.
**I usually leave the seeds in a couple of the peppers to give the dish a little heat, otherwise it will be surprisingly mild.
Recipe for avocado tomato salad to follow soon!