Monday, May 13, 2019

Grilled Lemon Ginger Chicken: May Day Blog With Friends

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends themed collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about his partnership is that it's not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may a recipe, sewing tutorial, crocheting, crafts project, book review, and/or technology post all related to the theme of the month.

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This month's theme is May Day.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here's a peek at what we all came up with:

Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, May Day. | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com
 

I made Grilled Lemon Ginger Chicken.

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Grilled Lemon Ginger Chicken


I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that it's May. For me, May Day is always a milestone day. When the boys were little they and all of their friends used to leave treats on each others' doorsteps, ring the doorbell and run (so in other words the only day of the year mom let them play "ding dong ditch"). For them, May Day was about treats. But for me, May Day is about the true beginning of Spring. It's the day I know I can turn the heat off for good, the day I know that it's safe to plant my outdoor pots and the day I know will be the start of almost daily use of the grill. 

I love grilling. Not only is it a flavorful way to cook all kinds of proteins, (fish, chicken, turkey, pork, beef, ham, lamb, shrimp), but it's an easy way to cook too. Mostly I marinate the day before, then throw it on the grill and leave the dirty grill for Hubs to clean. Perfect. 

Grilling, of course, is not just for proteins. Be sure to check out my recipe for Italian Style Grilled Zucchini and Simple Grilled Squash Packets.

This year I started grilling season with a new recipe, Grilled Lemon Ginger Chicken. I hope you won't think less of me when I tell you that the inspiration for this dinner was actually the Limoncello. Shhhh, don't tell.

As I said, this was a simple dinner to make. I whisked the marinade together in the morning:
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Added it to a resealable bag with the chicken and refrigerated, turning now and then, until I was ready to cook.

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The chicken didn't take long to grill as it's fairly thin. Just make sure it's cooked through for safety.


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Let rest for just a few minutes and serve.

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As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!

Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, May Day.  | Repurposing Nature for Play by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com 


Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Repurposing Nature for Play



 Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, May Day.  | Fire Seared Chops with Lemon Dressing by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com 



Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares her recipe for Fire Seared Chops with Lemon Dressing



Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, May Day.  | April Showers bring May Papercrafted Flowers by Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments shares April Showers Bring May Papercrafted Flowers






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Grilled Lemon Ginger Chicken
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup Limoncello
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp minced garlic
1 TBSP ginger paste (or 1 tsp dried ginger)
1/4 tsp salt 

Directions:
*Rinse, pat dry, trim and cut the chicken breasts in half. Place in a resealable bag.
*Whisk together the Limoncello, lemon juice, honey, garlic, ginger paste and salt. Pour into the bag with the chicken. Close and manipulate the bag to be sure the chicken is all covered. Refrigerate, turning now and then for 4 hours and up to overnight.
*Heat your grill to medium. Remove the chicken pieces from the bag and discard the remaining marinade. Place the chicken on the grill. Cook for about 7 minutes, flip over and cook the other side. NOTE: How long your chicken cooks will depend on the thickness of the meat. Be sure to cook until cooked through.
*Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

16 comments:

  1. This looks yummy. Thank you for the recipe and photos.

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  2. Looking forward to the weather to warm because outdoor grilling it the best and this is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. So glad the weather has finally changed. Now bring on summer.

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  3. I'll definitely give this a go. We love anything lemon and since I decided to close the kitchen and only grill. This is perfect.
    On a side note, as a blogger, I like how you placed the photo's on the side and links this time. It is very eye catching.

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    1. I still mostly to grilling from the Spring right through most of the Fall too.

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  4. Yes it is wonderful to welcome summer in May although I am known to keep the heat on for chilly mornings to take the bite out . Speaking of bite, this looks delicious. I think it would be good for fish too with obviously less marinade time!

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    1. Yes, I'd definitely try it on a nice Halibut steak.

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  5. Limoncello? Well, that's different (in a good way) because chicken plays well with a bit of sweetness and..well, lemon. We've only grilled once - the weather just has not been cooperating. Maybe by July....Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I certainly hope your weather changes soon, Alana. Get that grill going.

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  6. Oh, this sounds delicious! And ginger is our family's favourite spice! This is definitely a keeper!

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  7. This is so simple! I never think about marinades, but this is one I could totally create and use in the same day. Thanks!

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