June 22, 2011

Jalapeno and Garlic Marinated Chicken with Lemon

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Back on the wagon to healthy, healthy eating! With party after picnic after wedding we have somewhat gotten caught up in indulging in all this wonderfully prepared and catered food (to which I MUST try and replicate as best I can) and have lost a little bit of the healthy lifestyle we have been trying to stick to.

Who doesn’t fall off the track a little… come on, its only human.

So tonight I wanted to go back to the basics with meat and veggies. I picked up some really nice organic chicken thighs and wings and my idea was a nice heavy garlic base with a little spice for a few ingredient/ high flavor chicken marinade.

This marinade came out light but with a lot of taste. The garlic oil really sunk into the meat making the chicken extra moist and juicy and the added flavors of the lemon and jalapenos really jumped the flavoring up a notch.

Healthy and delicious... just how I like it.

Jalapeno and Garlic Marinated Chicken with Lemon
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno

1/2 cup garlic oil with some added cloves
3 large jalapenos, thinly diced (and seeded for less heat if too spicy)
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
2 pkg. skin on organic chicken wings

1 pkg. skin on organic chicken thighs
coarse salt and ground pepper

In large plastic container combine garlic oil and cloves, jalapenos, lemon juice, parsley and chicken. Shake to coat and refridgerate for 30 mins (or up to overnight if you are preping for the following day).

Preheat oven to 450'. Transfer garlic cloves, lemons and chicken to roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and roast until skin is golden and chicken is cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes.

very tender and juicy



Melissa said...

Looks good! We love Jalapeno's in our house!! In fact, I have a recipe coming down the line where jalapeno's really made a good tasting side dish an AMAZING tasting side dish! Looks like you hit this one out of the park! :) [Oh and I think my life is a very delicate balancing act between health consciousness and craving everything unhealthy in this universe. Do not feel bad!]

Pam said...

I think this chicken looks and sounds fantastic - love the flavors!