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Grilled Limon-ginger Chicken

Both lemon juice and fresh ginger have a sharp flavor, the ginger also being slightly spicey. Grilling adds a somewhat savory flavor for a different combination of flavors to add variety to the now very common chicken dinner. The recipe is for only one half breast that can be multiplied for more people.

1 skinless chicken half breast

Juice of one lemon

1 clove garlic finely chopped

1 inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1//2teaspoon salt

Canola oil for brushing

Black pepper to taste

Place the chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to an even thickness of approximately 1/2 inch. Place the chicken in a zip-top plastic bag. Combine the next 6 ingredients (lemon juice through salt) in a food processor and process until the garlic and ginger are chopped very small. Place the mixture in the plastic bag with the chicken, zip the bag almost closed, expel as much air as possible, and zip the bag fully closed.

Marinate refrigerated for 30 minutes to 1 hour, but no longer. Prepare the grill for hot direct cooking. Remove the chicken from the plastic bag and drain off excess marinade. Lightly brush the chicken with oil and season with pepper. Grill the chicken directly over the fire for 4 minutes per side, and then an additional 2 minutes on the first side.


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