Key Lime Chicken
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 1 chipotle chili
- 6 key limes
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 cup Green Tomato Salsa
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 skin-on chicken breasts
Remove and discard the rind from 4 of the key limes. Remove and discard the stem and seeds from the chili pepper.
Combine the peeled key limes, chili, lemon juice, orange juice, salsa, oil, and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend on medium until you have a nice purée — it should be thick with no obvious chunks.
Transfer the blend to a medium-sized pot and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Let cool.
Debone the chicken breasts and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the top. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
Preheat the broiler. (These also are great cooked on the grill.)
Place on the broiler and use the marinade to baste the chicken every few minutes. Turn the chicken over when the first side gets brown and cook again. Chicken breasts take from 10 to 20 minutes to cook thoroughly. Cut into the center of 1 of the breasts to make sure it is cooked through before serving.
Cut the remaining 2 key limes in half. Before serving, squeeze the juice of ½ a lime onto each breast.
The Chipotle Chili
Chipotle chilies are dried, smoked red jalapeño peppers. There is no other chili pepper like them. Although spicy, the flavor that lingers is the smoky taste. As a result, you should know what you are doing when you put them into a dish. They will flavor something more than any other chili pepper.