This easy dinner is proof that simple does not mean boring or flavorless.
Ho-hum boneless chicken breasts turn moist and so flavorful when marinated in a mixture of mayonnaise, lime zest and freshly grated ginger. A quick turn on the grill and they are ready to serve.
And if you’ve never roasted broccoli rabe you’ll never prepare it any other way. Roasting heightens the flavor and texture with just a small amount of oil, leaving the stems tender and the leaves just-crisp. A drizzle of fresh lemon juice just before serving is the only adornment needed.
Serve with brown rice for a dinner that is as perfect for guests as it is a busy weeknight!
Ginger Lime Chicken with Roasted Broccoli Rabe:
- 4 limes
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
- 1 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 lemon
- Brown rice
Zest two of the limes and mix in a bowl with the mayonnaise and grated ginger. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and coat thoroughly with the mayonnaise mixture. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours (bring to room temperature before cooking).
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees; pre-heat the grill to medium high.
Place the broccoli rabe on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and garlic cloves. Spread in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes or till the edges of the leaves begin to crisp. Remove from oven and squeeze the lemon all over.
While the broccoli rabe is roasting grill the chicken, turning once, till the juices run clear (about 10 minutes).
Cut the remaining two limes into wedges and serve with the chicken, broccoli rabe and brown rice.