Today on the blog we are thrilled to bring you a fun, lighthearted series in preparation for summer! It’s starting to warm up, the days are longer, the kids are taking swim lessons and we’re gearing up for … summer barbecue season! We don’t know about you all, but our team loves nothing more than relaxing with family and friends during these slower New Orleans days. We are thrilled to partner with Langenstein’s and Touro Infirmary as sponsors to bring you “Girl Vs. Grill,” a collection of online summer recipes that will culminate with two in person events in May. We hope you will take inspiration from these recipes, register for the dietitian led shopping tours on May 14 and join us for an interactive learning (and shopping) experience. As always, there will be swag … this time it will just be centered around creating the perfect summer grilling party!
Girl Vs. Grill: Lemon-Lime Coconut Chicken
Your taste buds are going to explode when the fork hits your tongue. Coconut, lemon, lime, is your mouth watering yet? This main course is simple to make and only requires five main ingredients. Chicken breast, coconut oil, fresh cilantro, lemon and lime juice are all you need to create a tasty and healthy meal for your family hot off the grill. If you are like me, you probably have most of these things stocked in the kitchen already, so you won’t have to buy much, if anything to get this prepped, ready for the grill and most importantly, in your belly!
- Chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Place the fresh chicken breast in a plastic storage bag and set aside. Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil in microwave for about 30 seconds or until liquid. In measuring cup, add 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup lime juice. Chop 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper. Mix all the ingredients together and pour over chicken into storage bag. Refrigerate for about 4 hours, turning occasionally. Fire up the grill and cook chicken on each side for about 6 – 8 minutes. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, lemon and lime wedges and dig in. Your taste buds are going to thank you!