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Deliciously Organic: Southwestern Grilled Chicken

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Southwestern Grilled Chicken

For the last two years I have been writing a cookbook that I hope to share with all of you one day. The process to get a book published is very slow and there have been many obstacles but hopefully, one day, my book will come to life. So today I wanted to share a recipe from my "main dish" chapter. It is a simple dish to prepare with bright clean flavors. I usually serve this with a big salad and organic-agave margaritas.

Southwestern Grilled Chicken
Serves 4

3 T. cider vinegar
4 T. olive oil
1 T. Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon dill, dried
½ teaspoon basil, dried
Salt and pepper
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
4 ounces Monterrey jack cheese, cut into thin slices

Fresh Salsa:
½ red onion, minced
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ jalapeño pepper, minced
¼ cup cilantro, minced
1 lime, juiced
Salt to taste

For chicken: In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, Dijon, dill, basil, salt and pepper. Place chicken in a bowl or Ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Cover and marinate overnight or at least 1 hour at room temperature.

For Salsa: Combine red onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper in bowl. I like to pulse mine in the food processor a few times. Set aside. (can be made a day ahead)

Heat grill on medium-high for 15 minutes. Grill each piece of chicken about 6 minutes per side until cooked through. Top the chicken with avocado slices and then cheese. Place under the broiler until melted. Serve with salsa.


Blogger Emily said...


Can't wait for your cookbook to get published! We have loved everything you've ever cooked for us as well as your recipes on your blog. I keep waiting to see you on The Next Food Network Star.

May 30, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

I know the process of getting a cookbook published is a long one--but I really can't wait for it to come out. Now that we are getting settled, I was eager to check out your blog again and see how you were going to inspire me. The Southwest Chicken looks like it will be a great dish for grilling with friends this summer. Thanks for sharing...and glad your cleanse is over and you can get back to real food :-)

June 11, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Jenn Sprinkle said...

I am marinating my chickent as we speak! I can't wait to see how it tastes. I am so glad to find you have your own blog...we are trying to eat better! i passed it onto my best friend (who is married to trace major...he worked for your mom when he was younger and was in one of your dad's videos!) she is excited too. cant wait to come to a book signing!

April 22, 2010 at 2:23 PM  

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