22nd July 2008

    Grilled Mint Chicken

    Grilled Mint Chicken

    Holy crap mint grows fast.  We ran out of sugar and limes, so mojitos were no longer an option for using up the mint that’s been going nuts in the planter out front.  I found this easy grilled chicken recipe on the kitchn, and it helpfully uses almost an entire cup of mint in the marinade;  shallots and vermouth are also key players.  The longer you can marinate this the better… we let it sit for two hours, and thought it could easily go another.

    Chris says:

    I heart having mint so readily available.

    Lisa says:

    I know… I can’t believe how much they charge for those little packs at the store…

    Chris says:

    I like this… although now I want to add rum and lime to it and make it mojito chicken.

    Lisa says:

    Yum!

    Chris says:

    And hey, it’s like I don’t even have to brush my teeth, my breath is so minty fresh!

    Lisa says:

    Um… how about you still brush.

    Chris says:

    I’m just sayin’.

    Lisa says:

    Yeah. Me too.

    Grilled Mint Chicken
    2 large shallots
    3/4 cup chopped mint leaves
    3/4 cup dry vermouth
    1/4 cup rice vinegar
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs

    Mince the shallots and mint leaves. Crush or muddle the mint leaves and pour the liquid ingredients over. Whisk thoroughly. Pat the chicken thighs with salt and pepper then put in a bag or bowl and cover with marinade. Marinate for at least two hours. Grill, brushing with extra marinade, for 10-12 minutes over medium heat or until they are only faintly pink in the center.

    2 Servings

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    Sig suggested I submit this for Grill It!, this month’s Monthly Mingle event … sounds good to me!

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    There are currently 11 responses to “Grilled Mint Chicken”

    1. 1
      On July 23rd, 2008,Kristin at The Kitchen Sink said:

      This looks fantastic! I like the rum idea too. I’m all for boozy marinades.

    2. 2
      On July 23rd, 2008,Nate said:

      You say mint and I think lamb.

      Although, you could probably use that mint in some Vietnamese summer rolls.

    3. 3
      On July 23rd, 2008,Jeanine said:

      This chicken looks amazing! I’ve never tried mint with chicken, sounds yummy!

    4. 4
      On July 23rd, 2008,Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said:

      I love mixing mint with basil and thyme, and a bit of lemon zest, and marinating chicken breasts and then cooking them on the grill. I just let the mint grow where it wants to grow in the garden, and I love finding it hiding under other plants!

    5. 5
      On July 25th, 2008,farida said:

      Ohh, sounds like a great dish! I love mint a lot. I bet the chicken is full of flavor. Yum!

    6. 6
      On July 25th, 2008,We Are Never Full said:

      you’re right – mint grows so freaking fast!!! it almost ate up my parents garden – it spreads like wildfire. this looks healthy and really nice!

    7. 7
      On July 28th, 2008,Sig said:

      This looks delicious, I love mint based marinades! You can send this in for my Grill it Event if you like! Details here

    8. 8
      On July 29th, 2008,Meeta said:

      THIS sounds good to me. Mint and chicken and a BBQ = my type of meal. Thank you for sending this to the mingle.

    9. 9
      On July 31st, 2008,Sig said:

      Thanks for sending this over to the Grill It event Chris!
      BTW I went to Spanish Table on Tuesday evening and they were all out of those peppers :( They were supposed to get a fresh batch yesterday, hopefully there will still be some for me tomorrow…

    10. 10
      On August 17th, 2008,Monthly Mingle - Grill It! Event Round-up : Live To Eat said:

      [...] Grilled Lamb Chops with Harissa and Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad Chris – We [Heart] Food Grilled Mint Chicken sathya sankar – Appetite Treats Grilled Sesame Chicken Lynne – Cafe LynnyLu Grilled [...]

    11. 11
      On August 17th, 2008,Monthly Mingle - Grill It! Event Round-up : Live To Eat said:

      [...] Grilled Lamb Chops with Harissa and Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad Chris – We [Heart] Food Grilled Mint Chicken sathya sankar – Appetite Treats Grilled Sesame Chicken Lynne – Cafe LynnyLu Grilled [...]

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