Well, it happened to me again!! I ran out of gas! Geez, oh...and this time, this time I wasn't even paying attention to the level. I mean really, I'm usually really good about checking it and for the last month I've just sort of spaced it off.....and look where it got me: No Gas!!!
Nonetheless, this chicken was so wonderful in flavor, that I had to share it with you anyway. I actually only had the chicken on for about 4 minutes before the gas ran out, so I didn't get those wonderful grill marks on them...BUT...they still tasted wonderful and that's really all that counts right? Plus, now you know you don't have to actually grill these. I have left baking instructions at the bottom, but you could also just sear it in a pan (covered), that's how I finished these off and it worked just fine.
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Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken
Adapted from Planet Barbecue! by Steven Raichlen
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 sweet onion, coarsely chopped
2 Tablespoons sweet paprika
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 Tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea)
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3-4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Place the chicken in a resealable bag. Place the onion, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper in a food processor and puree to a smooth paste. Work in the lemon juice and enough oil to obtain the consistency of thick heavy cream. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal, and let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 1/2 hours, but you could do it as long as over night.
Preheat grill to medium. Rub oil on grill grates. Place chicken directly over the fire and grill 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3 minutes before slicking into. Enjoy!
***To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a skillet with a little oil, sear the chicken for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove and place in baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees). Enjoy!