Summertime! Gathering friends in the backyard to play darts or croquet, warm up the grill for some very cool eats! Join me today as I share my Italian Citrus Grilled Chicken recipe. Growing up, our Sunday afternoons was often the time we grilled and my grandparents would come over. Simple meals like hotdogs and hamburgers, but on occasion we would have pork chops, steaks or chicken. I remember one of the more animated conversations around the grill was “is it cooked?” or “did ya burn it?“
Italian Lime Grilled Chicken
4 pieces of boneless chicken
Juice of two limes
Zest of one lime
1/2 cup of olive oil
garlic or onion powder, generous shake
dash salt and pepper
2 teaspoons diced basil (fresh)
Place all ingredients into a shallow bowl. Allow to marinate. To get more flavor in, cut shallowly into the chicken and put this side down in the liquid mixture. Over your hot grill place the chicken thighs. Cook each side for about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the heat of your grill. When you serve, place some fresh basil on top for added flavor!
The passion for cooking was inherited through Carbo’s maternal grandmother who inspired Mark T. Carboni (Carbo) to bring joy to friends and family through the act of preparing food and celebrations. Carbo and his partner travel to sample and learn regional and cultural differences in food. The experiences allow him to make new and exciting recipes that can be reproduce in your own home using every day products and equipment in a short amount of time. Carbo provides private cooking lessons, authored his first cookbook and keeps a highly interactive Facebook page that showcases food-talk and fun. www.facebook.com/carbocooks.