Tequila Honey Lime Chicken – juicy chicken marinated in a smoky chipotle, a touch of honey and chili powder then finished with a super quick and fresh red pepper salsa!
I have decided it’s time to tackle yet another fear….growing a garden!
I know we are talked about my lack there of a green thumb, but some basil we bought last week is still alive! Oh yeah.
One week under my belt and I think I am a pro. I’ve got this!
Oh only kidding. I am nowhere near a black belt in gardening. My husband actually put on my to-do list…research how not kill plants.’ He’s full of confidence, huh? In all reality, we went to a local, family owned nursery this past weekend to buy our flowers for the house this weekend and the owner is a younger guy that has a five week old. Oh,m we were instantly best friends. Oh not really…but why is it you automatically feel connected when you find out others have real little ones? I think because we both are running on coffee and finding out how little of sleep it takes to really function…
While we were there, he convinced me I can indeed grow a garden! It’s as simple as just planning a couple plants, then wham-bam, veggies for dayyysssss. Right….all the horror stories from my friends and family make me think otherwise. But I am going to take the advice from our new friend and attempt to grow our own zucchini, cucumbers and possibly tomatoes. Heard they are stubborn little suckers!
As I thinking about my project, my girlfriend mentioned how they are adding red bell peppers to their garden. Oh, add that one to the list! I adore red peppers for their crunch and versatility. Raw or cooked, I love them both ways! As warmers days are here, quick and oven-free recipes are are jam right? Just like last weeks, Thai Chicken Wrap, this meal comes together quickly and only requires you to fire up the grill! Serve with a side of tortilla chips, warmed up tortillas, quinoa, or brown rice like I did here. All make for a delicious, speedy meal!
The chicken is out of this world. The spices are very similar to my rub that I used in this chicken wings but I added a bit of honey for sweetness to counteract the heat. It was a fantastic decision. I am all about the sweet with the spicy! To really get your bang for your buck, marinate the chicken overnight but if you only have a few hours, that will work too! This is one time that more is better.
I have completely fallen in love with red pepper salsa. Sorry tomatoes, you have been replaced. They retain their crispness while provided a bright flavor. Then all that is added is a bit of chile powder, salt, pepper and lime juice! The lime juice really makes it. I use a whole lime and rather large one for that, as I love the juices that pool in the bottom. I make sure to pour the extra juice over the chicken which then absorbed into the rice I served it with, flavoring the chicken even more and boosting that rice to a whole new level! So don’t be shy with the limes, people!
Thinking, any veggie I missed on my garden list? Let’s just load it up!
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