Marinade Mexican-style Grilled Chicken

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Serves: 6
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6 medium chicken breast
1/3 c olive oil
4 clove garlic minced
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbsp cilantro chopped, plus extra for garnish

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JoSele Swopes Recipe
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JoSele's notes for this recipe:
This is our marinade base we use for grilling chicken...great for fajitas.

This is edible
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Preparation - Mexican-style Grilled Chicken
you can use on beef and pork too
Place the chicken in a 9-by-13-inch pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients except the garnish. Pour over the chicken and marinate for 1 hour or, ideally, overnight in the refrigerator.

Take the chicken out of the refrigerator an hour before cooking. Heat the grill to medium high. Grill the chicken for about 10 to 12 minutes per side, turning often to avoid burning. Remove and serve on a platter with cilantro sprigs.

To grill chicken indoors: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place a baking sheet on the middle rack. Heat a grill pan on the stove over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the chicken, skin side down, and grill just until grill marks are formed on the chicken, about 3 minutes. Remove and place on the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until cooked through. This method prevents smoking while imparting the chicken with a grilled flavor.

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user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Sep 16, 2010
This does sound great for fajitas.
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Sep 16, 2010
now all you need is Tortillas (flour)(Gorditas), bell peppers green and red, onion (grilled with meat..cut into strips, sour cream and tomatilla sauce YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Sep 16, 2010
You can use the same marinade on beef and pork
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Sep 19, 2010
Sounds delicious....

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