Posts Tagged ‘food processor homemade marinade’

February 1, 2012

Cooking inspiration from kitchen gadgets

I have been resisted buying a food processor for years. I don’t know why really. Maybe I thought a blender was good enough. Or maybe I thought my cupboards didn’t need yet another gadget. But last week, when I wanted to try a recipe that called for 12 (yes 12!) chopped garlic cloves, I broke down and bought one. I’ve used it twice since then and I have to say, it is very handy! It is actually inspiring me to try new things. I’ve found that I really like creating marinades using things that I have on hand. On tonight’s menu Citrus Cilantro Chicken.

Citrus Cilantro Chicken

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut in half if they are overly big and pounded flat

1/2 of a white onion
2 gloves of fresh garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbs white vinegar
2 tbs dried parsley
2 tbs dried cilantro (would have used fresh if I’d had some)
1 tbs thyme
1 tbs olive oil
Dash of fresh ground pepper

Combine all marinade ingredients in food processor. Blend on high for 1 minute or until smooth. Place chicken in a zip lock bag and cover with marinade. Allow chicken to sit in fridge for 6-12 hours. Grill on BBQ til done.

What kitchen gadgets inspire you to cook? Any must-have tools you can’t live without?


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