Summer time is all about grillin and let me tell you, I’ve really embraced that this year. I always left the grill cooking up to the men but now it’s my turn and I am loving it! Which is why I’m sharing with you my most recent culinary masterpiece! Jalapeno & Honey Grilled Chicken Strips. Oh My God they are wonderful.
The great thing about this recipe is that it can so easily be tweaked to fit your own taste preferences. Which is exactly what I did, this recipe was one I found on the internet and changed up a bit. (See the original here.) You can make these as spicy or mild as you like. The recipe I used created chicken strips with a mild little kick. (basically a child could eat these.) If however you want a more spicy kick just add more jalapenos and leave in more of the seeds. I removed all but a few seeds in mine.
The prep time is minimal and they only take about 10 minutes to cook. Simple and easy just the way i like it! PS: before we get started, I always want to mention that I used all organic and fresh ingredients. Things just taste so much better when they are organic. 🙂
3-4 Chicken Breasts cut into strips (or you can buy the ones already sliced up.)
1/4 Cup of Honey
4 cloves of minced garlic
3 (or more) Jalapeno Peppers, Chopped
1 Tbs Lemon zest
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper
Optional for serving:
fresh cilantro, chopped
1. In a bowl combine honey, olive oil, garlic, chopped peppers, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add the chicken, cover and place in refrigerator for about 2 hours.
2. Pre-heat your grill on high and thoroughly oil the rack.
3. Lay chicken strips on hot grill “nice” side down. (The side that used to have skin) Close the lid and let cook for about 2-4 minutes. Then flip and do the same. Make sure you test your chicken by cutting into a large piece. The juice should be clear and the meat should be white with no pink left.
4. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro (or whatever herbs you like) and serve with a bit of sour cream. Delicious!
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