I have writers block. Yep.... it's true. I sat down to write this post over 30 minutes ago and I have written and erased at least 5 different starts to a paragraph!! I know I don't have to say anything really, but it's just frustrating when you want to sit down to write something and nothing comes to you. Or something comes and you write it down and it sounds really dumb. Anyway, I'm having one of those moments right now, so I thought if I just made the confession and rambled on a few minutes about it, I would have enough typed out to satisfy me.... and what do you know... it worked :)
This is yet another really simple meal to put together. And let me tell you, it is quite delicious too!! I would say that this was one of my favorite grilled chicken recipes in a while. Maybe it was the simplicity? Maybe it was the grilled green onions? I don't know.. it was just really really really REALLY good :)
Grilled Chili Chicken with Spring Onions
Adapted from About.com
- Serves 2 -
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 Tablespoons paprika (I used Hungarian Sweet)
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 bunch green onions
salt and pepper
Mix together the yogurt, garlic, paprika, chipotle powder, cumin, lime juice and cayenne until well combined. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Place in shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour the yogurt mixture over. Cover/seal and place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours (the longer the better on this one).
Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off any excess. Place directly over the fire and grill 8-10 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove and allow to rest while you grill the onions.
Place the onions in a single layer on a piece of aluminum or on a pan made for the grill. Drizzle with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Grill 5-6 minutes, turning once, or until they just start to soften. Carefully remove from grill and serve alongside the chicken. Enjoy!
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