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Monday, July 9, 2012

Piña Colada Grilled Chicken

I'm almost sort of embarrassed that I'm posting this recipe.  I mean it's probably the easiest thing I have made in the last 2 years.  So easy that I feel guilty for posting it - but in my defense, sometimes, as a blogger, you need fillers.  You NEED those posts that let people know you don't always have to do so much to have a great home cooked meal!

Piña Colada Grilled Chicken
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/3 cup Piña Colada mix (alcohol included)
For the Lime Aioli -
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Directions:
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place in a resealable plastic bag.  Pour the piña colada mix over the chicken, seal, and place in refrigerator for 8 hours (I threw this together before I left for work-it marinated all day).

For the aioli - mix together all ingredients until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from bag and place directly over the fire.  Grill 8-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  Serve with aioli and enjoy!

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9 comments:

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

really don't need to excuse a good recipe... sometimes we need a simple recipe for those crazy days... I was however expecting it to be in a cocktail glass with a pineapple slice on the side and one of those paper umbrellas...!

StephenC said...

Make two pina coladas. Drink one. Then try to remember what you were planning to cook.

Yenta Mary said...

Ooooh, that has to have had amazing flavor! I always feel guilty for the "easy" posts, too; but folks - including us - need quick and simple meals sometimes ....

Mary said...

Sometimes the easy recipes are the very best! This sounds like a great summer recipe. I'll take a pina colada along with the chicken too!

Carla said...

Wow, that sounds great! Yum Yum!

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

No need to feel guilty over that one, sounds great. I'm always looking for quick recipes for weeknight meals.

Michael Toa said...

Very often the simplest things are the best... no need for an excuse for a delicious recipe I think :) and this is one of them...

Chris said...

I heard that this chicken likes "getting caught in the rain" and "making love after midnight" ;)

How much of the pina colada flavor came through in the final dish? Was it noticeable?

Jenn said...

lol.. very cute, Chris! The flavor was there, but subtle - definitely not an overpowering flavor.