Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Garlic Lime Chicken over Mexican Style Orzo

I saw this recipe for grilled garlic lime chicken and knew I had to make it. If you are looking for a flavorful and easy chicken recipe, try this one. 
I made (what I am calling) a Mexican style orzo pasta to go with the chicken. YUM! No recipe to source here as I made it up myself. I can't wait to make this one again. 

Garlic Lime Chicken
3-4 cloves of garlic; minced
1 lime; zested and juiced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; pounded and halved

Combine garlic, lime zest and juice, olive oil and salt. Whisk with a fork to combine. Add chicken to the dish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. 
Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Mexican Style Orzo
1 package orzo
1 cup reduced fat feta cheese
1 can reduced sodium black beans; drained and rinsed
1 can Ro*tel (diced tomatoes with chilies)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper

Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. Return to hot pan and add feta, black beans, Ro*tel, olive oil and lime juice. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. 

Top Mexican Style Orzo with Garlic Lime Chicken and Avocado slices. 


  1. I need to make this ASAP! Your Mexican Style Orzo sounds great. Can't wait to see you @ book club!

  2. It was yummy! I can't wait to make your BLT salad! :)
    Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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