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Lunch & Dinner:

Honey Ancho-Chili Grilled Chicken

Beautiful and delicious, this fabulous entree has just the right amount of sweet and spice for a perfect date-night at home. From our friend Roni Proter of Dinner Reinvented, this flavorful recipe will become a new favorite.

Yield 8-10 servings
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

For Honey Ancho-Chili Grilled Chicken

  • 5-10 trimmed chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup Nature Nate’s Organic Raw & Unfiltered Honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp ancho chili seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp salt (can use garlic salt)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Juice from one lime
  • ½ cup light olive oil

For Avocado Crema

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted and peeled
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large avocados
  • Juice from half a lime

For Cilantro Rice

  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 3 ¾ cup water
  • 1 tsp light olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, washed and chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice


Directions

For Honey Ancho-Chili Grilled Chicken

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and whisk. Add the chicken breasts, toss to coat and marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat a grill to medium high and make sure the grates are well cleaned. Grill chicken on each side for about 5-8 minutes or until cooked through. Place on a bed of cilantro rice and pour over avocado crema to serve.

For Avocado Crema

Simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

For Cilantro Rice

In a large pot, sauté set to medium heat, add the olive oil, whole garlic clove, rice and a generous pinch of salt. Sauté for a couple minutes or until rice is coated with the oil and just begins to toast. Add the water and the cilantro and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid and immediately turn the heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.

Turn off the heat and leave covered for 5-10 minutes, then remove the lid, fluff with a fork and remove the garlic before serving.

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