I was at the pool talking with a friend and neighbor who told me that she likes to cook with garlic and lime. That gave me a great idea to marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts in lime juice and garlic.
The first thing I did was juice the limes. I used 3 limes with the 6 chicken breasts I was making to ensure I had enough juice to coat them.
Then I used my Propresser Garlic Press to mince two very large garlic cloves. I minced two additional cloves for my steamed spinach that I made to go with the chicken. I was really impressed with how durable the garlic press was and how easy it was to mince the garlic. The Propresser comes with a brush to be used to help clean the press, but it is very easy to clean. Just as an aside, you can use the Propresser Garlic Press to mince the garlic with the peel off or with it on. How convenient is that?!
After marinating in the fridge for an hour, I removed them. I oiled the baking pan and brushed some oil on the chicken after placing them in the pan. Then I covered the pan with foil and placed them in the over for 20 minutes.
And, this is what the finished product looked like. Yummy!
- 3 limes
- 2-4 garlic cloves (more or less to taste)
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Roll each lime on the counter, halve, and juice into a medium-sized bowl.
- Using your garlic press, press each clove of garlic into the lime juice.
- Add salt to the lime and garlic mixture.
- Add chicken into the bowl with the lime, garlic, and salt. Cover and shake to mix well. Place bowl in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Brush the pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Place the chicken in the baking dish and brush them with olive oil. I added the marinade to the baking pan for some extra moisture to keep the chicken from drying out.
- Salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cover the pan with foil and bake the chicken for 20 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for 10 additional minutes.
- The chicken is ready when it registers an internal temperature of 160° Fahrenheit.
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