Anyway, we were talking summer.. yes, summer and strawberries and Andrea's strawberry chicken recipe. I love Andrea's blog. She makes some really amazingly wonderful recipes. She is dedicated to making her family the heathiest, wholest foods she can. She cooks with out processed foods and makes as much as she can from scratch. She conjures up some amazing spells in her kitchen. This recipe is one of many.
Even Chris, who was a bit hesitant about it at first, loved it. It was so light and fresh and sweet and savory. Andrea cooked her chicken in a cast iron pan (God love her for her love for cast iron!) but since this dish was so summery to me, I decided to grill it. I have a feeling that either way, the dish is going to be a hit in your house.
Strawberry ChickenRecipe courtesy of Andrea, The Kitchen Witch
2 chicken breasts
1 Tablespoons soy sauce
juice and zest of 1 lime, divided
2 green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 pinches kosher salt
few grinds black pepper
1/2 lb strawberries (about 4-5 per person)
1 teaspoon honey
Mix lime 1/2 the zest and juice, soy, salt, pepper, onions, garlic and ginger together. Pour over chicken and allow to marinate for 1 hour.
Hull strawberries and dice berries into 1/2 in pieces. Make a dressing for berries out of remaining lime zest and juice and a drizzle of agave nectar (about 1/2 t). Pour dressing over diced berries, stir well to coat. Allow fruit to macerate (fancy word for marinating fruit) while chicken cooks.
Cook chicken in a heavy bottom pan or on a preheated grill for about 5-7 minutes on 1st side or until deeply golden browned and edges are opaque. Flip chicken, cook on 2nd side until internal temp is 160*. Serve and enjoy (and you will, don't worry)!