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Monday, August 8, 2011

Chicken with Mint

I really don't know what to say about this dish other than it was minty and it was WONDERFUL!!   Not only is the chicken delicious, but I made a very simple mint aioli to compliment it!  The sauce was truly delicious..... Can you say YUM???

The original recipe called for pan searing the chicken, and I do not doubt that it would be good that way, but honestly, if you can grill this... do it.  You will not be sorry!!

Chicken with Mint
Adapted from
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves, minced
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the mint aioli - (optional)
5 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 Tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

In a small bowl, add the pepper, salt, minced garlic, and dried oregano.  With a fork or the back of a spoon, mash everything together.  Whisk in the olive oil and then the mint and lime juice.  Place the chicken in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the chicken.  Cover and let marinate in the fridge for 4 hours.

Meanwhile, in another small bowl, add the mayonnaise and lime juice and stir to combine.  Stir in the mint, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.  Mix until well combined.  Cover and leave in refrigerator until ready to use.

Preheat the grill to 375 degrees F.  Oil the grill grates.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and allow to grill for 8-10 minutes per side, depending on the thickness, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.  Serve with mint aioli and enjoy!!

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Big Dude said...

Looks like another in a long line of dandy chicken dishes.

StephenC said...

I'm not a huge fan of mint. Should have mentioned that during my throwdown week. The chicken does look great though.

Care's Kitchen said...

We have a ton of mint growing and I am always looking for fun and creative ways to use it! This looks wonderful!!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Its like a mojito in chicken form. Sounds good!! Fresh & different. I have tons of mint in the garden, I will have to give this a try for sure!!

Pam said...

I really need to try cooking with mint - I never do.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I've never tried mint on meat. It sounds interesting.

Michael Toa said...

Yum indeed Jenn. I never had chicken with mint, mostly lamb, but this looks delish!

Chris said...

Damn straight I'll be making this. We have about 1.7 million mint plants growing in my front yard!