honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice

honey lime chicken kabob skewers recipe
it’s warming up here, which means we are using the grill already a bit more.
{i know i know, i live in san diego… i mean, getting to the higher end of our 10 degree scale…:}

i saw this honey lime chicken a while ago over at kitchen meets girl.
a food blog that you have to check out if you haven’t. everything she posts is gold.

we put it on our schedule this last week, and i am still thinking about them…
so healthy, so easy, and i almost always have what i need for this…
my kind of week night.

andthe perfect summer meal.

and, i thought it might go perfectly with my mom’s cilantro lime rice.
ps, it did.

every time we sit to eat a meal like this, we are always kicking ourselves.

why don’t we eat like this all the time?!!!

 

honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice

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
  • about 3 large chicken boobs {cut into 1-inch pieces}
  • *may want: extra veggies- peppers and onions…etc. for grilling up with your chicken. meal = done.
  • Glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1-2 teaspoons of crushed garlic,
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce,
  • 3 table spoons honey,
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice,
  • and a healthy squirt of Siracha.

what to do

mix all ingredients together {excluding cilantro} in a bowl. toss in cubed chicken and coat. cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

throw your kabobs on the grill at medium-high heat for about 6 or 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. we also made up a glaze just before using the ingredients above and basted the skewers as we grilled to give em a little more gooey goodness…

Glaze:

on medium heat, combine all ingredients, then adjust for taste until you like it. a little more soy for salt, a little more Siracha for heat… etc.

paint skewers as they grill, and a little more just as they come off. you won’t be sorry.

adapted from kitchen meets girl

http://colormemeg.com/2013/03/honey-lime-chicken-skewers-cilantro-lime-rice-recipe.html

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 tablespoon oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups long-grain rice {brown works too!}
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 to 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
juice of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes (hold back juice of 1 lime for garnish)
chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

what to do:

heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. add in garlic and onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn’t burn. Add 2 cups of the broth and the juice and zest of 2 limes and bring it to a boil. reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed. the rice shouldn’t be sticky.


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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

4 comments on honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice

  1. Peg and Parker
    March 28, 2013 at 12:26 am (4 years ago)

    I want some of that right now! Any chance of that? You are quite the cook my dear girl!

  2. Delia Ann
    March 28, 2013 at 4:24 am (4 years ago)

    Looks delish!

  3. Krista Rollins
    April 9, 2013 at 2:13 am (4 years ago)

    hahahahahaha!!! I was cracking up at the &quot;3 large chicken boobs&quot;… like OUT LOUD!!! Love it! Love your sense of humor and love this recipe. Pinning now, making later and following you.<br /><br />Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  4. Marie Garcia
    May 15, 2013 at 1:17 am (4 years ago)

    Made this tonight for dinner I absolutely love this dish. Soooo yummy!!!!