Grilled Chicken Breast with Cilantro Mojo | My very favorite recipes are the ones that are super simple and use basic, easy-to-find ingredients. This mouthwatering grill recipe fits the bill!
Added bonus – it’s perfect for laid-back summer evenings.
This week, my family and I are getting ready to move to a new state! There is so much to do to prepare for that, I need healthy meals that are quick! I find breakfast, lunch, and snacks to be really easy to plan and put together. Dinner has often been a challenge for me. So I grabbed my Beachbody ‘Thin Kitchen’ cookbook.
It was time to break our stale dinner time routine something refreshingly different.
I saw the recipe for Shrimp with Cilantro Mojo served appetizer style on tortilla crisps. I didn’t have shrimp on-hand. I ALWAYS have chicken breast halves in my freezer. The recipe notes that the sauce also works well with fish, meats, and poultry. So I made a simple swap.
The book also credits Cuba with the invention of this citrus-based sauce that can be used either as a dip or a marinade. Cuban food is very common and popular in Key West (did you know Key West is closer to Cuba than to Miami?!). It felt very fitting that I should try this recipe before leaving our beloved tropical paradise home.
Another thing my family loves grilled: VEGGIES!
(We also love grilled fresh sliced pineapple, which would also go really nicely with this and some steamed brown rice.) If you make the meal this way, double the mojo recipe so there is extra to drizzle over your rice.
The first night we tried this, I was kind of in a hurry, and the air was HOT and sweaty and thick outside. We needed a very light but satisfying meal. So I thawed the frozen chicken breast halves and cooked up the sauce. I didn’t even have time to marinate! I brushed on some sauce just before grilling, and set some aside for dipping the cooked chicken & veggies. I cut zucchini into thick slices, and fired up the grill.
Could you use more delicious healthy recipes, with a
SIMPLE PLAN for fuss-free prep?!