We grill out almost exclusively in the summertime, simply because it’s too darn hot to do much of anything else.

And it’s still only the beginning of June.

If you’re like me, you get tired of the same old meats and veggies thrown over the open flame–and by the time dinner time rolls around, I’m usually too hot and tired to do very much kitchen prep.

Which is why I love quick and simple marinades–you can mix ’em up in less than five minutes early in the day, and all you have to do at dinner time is throw stuff on the grill.  This is hands-down my favorite kind of cooking.

What’s your favorite way to cook in the summertime?

Honey-Lime Chicken Skewers
 
If you're using bamboo skewers, soak your sticks in water for at least 5 minutes. Cut chicken into large chunks, and skewer. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour. adapted from Grocery Budget 101
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoon Siracha
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Method
  1. In a small bowl, combine your ingredients, through the cilantro. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour marinade over chicken breasts and turn to coat. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Grill on medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear.

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