Strawberry Mint Chicken

StrawberryMint?  Yes!

I love fresh mint!  However, when I spend the whopping $2 on mint at the farmers market, I feel like I have enough to make a giant mojito in a pool.  Since that is not a logical solution for the excess mint, I experimented with a few marinades. This strawberry mint marinade is light, fresh and great on chicken!  You can eat the chicken alone or on top of a strawberry and spinach salad!

What you need:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast
  • Strawberry vinaigrette
  • 5-6 large strawberries – diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint – remove stems and roughly chop leaves
  • Salt & Pepper

What you do:

  • Combine vinaigrette, strawberries and mint in a large zip lock bag
  • Add chicken and massage with vinaigrette until chicken is covered
  • Season with Salt & Pepper
  • Seal bag and marinate  chicken 4-24 hours.  The longer you can marinate, the more tender and flavorful
  • Remove chicken from bag and grill until cooked through and enjoy!

Substitution Idea: Try using raspberry vinaigrette and raspberries in place of the strawberries!

Side Dish Idea: Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

FYI: The chicken will turn a little pink due to the strawberry’s.  Don’t let this fool you when cooking it!


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