The popular rum-and-mint cocktail from Cuba was the inspiration for this entrée. A last-minute spritz of grilled lime adds even more flavor to this chicken breast recipe.

How To Make Mojito-Marinated Chicken Breasts

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Preparation:
15 mins
Cooking:
20 mins
Total:
35 mins
Serves:
6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup light rum plus
  • 2 tbsp. light rum
  • ½ cup fresh mint chopped
  • 6 tbsp. mint syrup
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 6 chicken breast about 5 lb., halves with skin and bones
  • 3 large limes quartered lengthwise
  • fresh mint sprigs

Instructions

  • Whisk lime juice, 1/2 cup rum, and next 4 ingredients in bowl.
  • Place chicken in resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour marinade over; seal bag.
  • Turn bag to distribute marinade.
  • Chill 4 hours, turning bag twice.
  • Place lime quarters in shallow bowl.
  • Pour remaining 2 tbsp. rum over, tossing to coat.
  • Let stand at room temperature.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium heat).
  • Grill chicken until cooked through, about 15 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to platter.
  • Grill limes until soft and slightly charred, about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish platter with mint sprigs.
  • Squeeze grilled limes over chicken and serve.
  • Garnish with grilled pineapple slices cut into star shapes, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Mint syrup is often shelved with the coffee and tea at the supermarket

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1221mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg