Mojo Grilled Chicken Breasts

The red onions develop a nice char on the grill, but they finish cooking and develop a depth and sweetness once left to steam. Drizzle any juices from the onion mixture over the grilled chicken.

Photo by Kira A.
Adapted from myrecipes.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

Servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4

    cup fresh orange juice

  • 1/4

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 6

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 3/4

    teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1

    pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • Cooking spray

  • 1

    medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings

  • 1

    ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

  • 1

    lime, cut into wedges

  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

1. Combine 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup marinade in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and chicken to remaining marinade, turning to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. 2. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion slices to pan; grill 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and onions to reserved 1/4 cup marinade; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand 10 minutes. 3. Return grill pan to high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve chicken with onion mixture, avocado slices, and lime wedges. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

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