Garlic and Mint Chicken Breasts
PREP TIME: 15
COOK TIME: 10
The Garlic with the chicken softened by the tasty mint
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds total)
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Hot cooked couscous (optional)
Grilled whole green onions* (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)
1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
2. In a blender, combine the 1/2 cup mint leaves, the lemon juice, oil, soy sauce, garlic, chili powder, and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth; pour over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
3. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender and no longer pink (170 degree F), turning once. If desired, serve over hot cooked couscous. If desired, serve with grilled green onions and garnish with additional mint leaves. Makes 4 servings
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4 boneless chicken breasts
fresh mint leaves
reduced-sodium soy sauce
ground black pepper