Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lime Pepper Chicken Marinade Recipe For the Freezer Video

One of the most tender flavorful chicken recipes I have ever cooked!
If the smell of this cooking doesn't make someone want to eat this one nothing will.
This tender chicken is just out of this world good!  This chicken  recipe has endless possibilities and uses once cooked.  It's great on salads, sandwiches,  main meals,  in pasta salads and more! 
ENJOY and check out the video at the end......
This is a recipe was created for the busy and thrifty cooks out there!   Also when your going to buy chicken in bulk (lots of it!) and then getting it prepared ahead of time for freezing until ready to use in the future. The lime chicken will tenderize this chicken while it makes a wonderful marinade for chicken flavored for when your ready to use this.  You can also use boneless pork.  This doesn't work well with fish since the lime juice will start to cook it. You can freeze this up to six months. I have many different recipes to share for you for all the busy thrifty cooks out there. This is so much more economical than buying this prepared in speciality stores.

1/2 teaspoon lime peel (you can use lemon if you prefer)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup lime juice ( you can use lemon if you prefer)
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon basil or 1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts or other boneless pieces you like
Prepare your chicken:
Slice the chicken breasts in half in you will be cooking this in the oven. If using the crockpot leave them whole, chicken will stay tender keeping them whole for slow cookers.

Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag. Lay flat in freezer. To thaw and cook: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the freezer bag is completely sealed, lay completely flat. When ready to cook, take out the night before place in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.  Remove from freezer bag when ready to cook. Warning:  never thaw out chicken on counter top,  as raw chicken can become contaminated.
Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoons olive oil, saute' for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness with some juice added if dry while cooking.
Baking: Place on a piece of oil sprayed foil or parchment paper lined baking pan with juices. Bake @ 350 degree in a preheated oven. Around 40 minutes or until juices run clear.
Grill: Spray the grates lightly with cooking oil. Heat grill. Grill the chicken on each side till juices run clear basting with marinade while cooking.
Crockpot Method: Put chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the chicken. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours or until done.



Serving sides suggestions: 

Rice and Beans 
Grilled Avocado
Fried Avocado
Panzanella Salad
Curt's Red Roasted Potatoes Wedges
Mom's Italian Style Parmesan Wedges
Italian Spinach Sauteed
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Pasta with 5 Cheese

20 comments:

The Mom Chef said...

I love your twist on lemon pepper chicken! This does look absolutely fantastic. I just want to run my finger through that sauce and lick it off.

Federica said...

What a delicious way to cook chicken. I like lime very much. Bye, have a good day

Tina said...

I really do like citrus marinades with chicken-especially lime-yum! I like how you included the many ways to cook this chicken and the side dish suggestions. Great post!

Lenia said...

It sounds fresh and aromatic!xxx

Lizzy said...

So quick and full of wonderful flavor! This is one I'll make!

Free Spirit Eater said...

Definitely trying out this recipe when I restock on limes, yum! I'm tired of the same seasonings on my chicken but will definitely marinate it using lime, thanks for the inspiration! =]

Claudia said...

You are right - this is easy - and delicious. I'm sticking with the lime - love the zing form it. Will be doing this.

Greg said...

This sounds yummy! Citrus and spice what a great combination.

Jennifer said...

You and Lizzy are on the same wavelength with chicken today. :) Looks wonderful.

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

Perhaps this recipe will be the cure to my HORRIBLE CHICKEN COOKING experiences!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely looking chicken to serve as a side

Kiri W. said...

This has everything I can't have this month because of gastritis, but man, am I making this come March!!

Alida said...

Excellent this recipe. I don't use lime much and think I should start using it more. It must give a nice flavour to the chicken especially with the marinade!
Have a nice weekend!

Cucina49 said...

That looks fabulous! Do you think it would hold up to a little more pepper? I love spicy, citrusy dishes.

Reeni said...

I love your idea for adding the lime before freezing it - it's a great tenderizer! I was watching your videos on Youtube last night - you have quite a collection going!

Natasha Price said...

Fantastic flavors with this marinade!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love this chicken! I'm on a diet but this is perfect, I'm making it today for our lunch Anniversary, sounds perfect and light enough so we can go out to dinner tonight. My fav food is Italian and you always have the best recipes. Thanks for your lovely visit pretty lady and have a terrific weekend.
FABBY

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, Again, this is delicious and healthy. Blessings, Catherine xo

Amalia said...

MMM, this looks so good! Chicken is my absolute favorite and I love the way you dressed it up! Great recipe, I love your video too :)

Katherines Corner said...

what a delicious change to lemon pepper chicken. Wonderful and the make ahead tip is terrific too. xo P.S. thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party.