11/19/07

Chicken That Tastes Like Mexico!

Yes, the title sounds odd. I know this, but Katie, my goodie two shoes daughter named this chicken after she went on a trip to Mexico to build playground equipment on her spring break. Ugh, doesn't that sound so nerdy. I swear if I was in high school with her.... I don't even want to finish that sentence. At least, she's not a cheerleader. Oh wow, can you tell I hated high school?

Making this chicken is so easy and it really tastes good. I promise.

Chicken That Tastes Like Mexico

Chicken legs or thighs (skin on)

3-5 limes

chili powder (California chili powder works great)

3 bay leaves

oregano

salt and pepper

enough olive oil to coat the chicken

Place the chicken in a Ziplock bag or bowl. Put enough chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil to coat the chicken. Then add the bay leaves. Zest of one of the limes and use the juice from all of them and add to the chicken. Mix it all together and let it marinate. I have let it sit in the fridge for two days. Use your common sense. If you let it marinate for 10 days, it's your own fault if you get sick. Grill or cook under the broiler until chicken is done. I normally serve this with rice and beans, I mean rice and beans like you get in a Mexican restaurant. In the summer, I grill some corn on the cob to go with it. Feel free to serve it with anything. Just let me know if it tastes like Mexico.