Monday, May 13, 2013

Grilled Chipotle Lime Chicken, Chipotle Lime Squash & Cheddar Chipotle Cauliflower Mash

This evening I had 3 boneless chicken breasts I wanted to use.  I decided to do a quick little marinade packed with lots of flavor. I placed my chicken in a Ziploc bag and beat them with my meat mallet until they were flattened a bit. I placed them in a small shallow casserole dish and grated the zest and squeezed the juice of 1-1/2 limes over the 3 breasts.  I poured a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on top and turned them over to completely coat with the olive oil, lime juice and zest and then sprinkled both sides with sea salt and ground Chipotle Chile powder and set them aside to marinate for about 30 minutes while I sliced and prepared my squash and preheated the grill.  I sliced 5 small yellow summer squash and then quickly sauteed them in about 1 tablespoon of butter.  While they were cooking, I added 1 sliced green onion, sliced fresh mini San Marzano tomatoes and a little sea salt.  When the squash was almost done and slightly golden brown, I seasoned it with Chipotle chile powder and squeezed 1/2 of a lime over it while still in the pan and stirred in a pinch of fresh lime zest.  I used the leftover Cheddar Cauliflower Mash from the other night and seasoned it with Chipotle Chile powder before reheating it.  While my squash was cooking, I placed the chicken on the grill and cooked it for 4 to 5 minutes per side.  It was a quick, simple and fresh dinner to put together.  I snapped a few photos below for you to see.  Enjoy!




unter der laterne said...

Good morning GG,
it looks so good !
I was wondering about your * out door grill*. May I ask what you are using? Small, big, electric etc.???
thank you, Barbara from California.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Barbara! I'm just now getting to checking my messages (it is 11:00pm here now). We have a large outdoor gas grill. You could also use a regular charcoal grill as well if that is what you have. Hope you are doing well! :-)