Mojito Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice


Mojito Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice

So my favorite drink above all is a Mojito. So I figured maybe there is a recipe out there that incorporates some of those delicious flavors. I checked out Food Network because I love that channel and searched for a recipe. I found one by Bobby Flay and was super excited to make it. I am getting all my ingredients ready to dive in to this recipe and I realize I do not have about 3/4 the ingredients needed for the marinade. So what did I do? I made the recipe into my own and it turned out delicious!!!


4 boneless chicken breasts cut in half to make 8 tenders

Dry Rub

   2 T garlic powder

   1 T onion powder

   1/4 t ground cumin

   1 T dried oregano

   2 T salt

   1 T pepper

   1 t paprika


   1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil

   1/4 C captain Morgan rum

   1/2 C lime juice

   1 T garlic powder

1/4 C chopped fresh mint leaves

First you want to prepare your dry rub in a bowl. Take your cut chicken and roll them around in the dry rub until fully coated. Place in a large Ziploc bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade. After your 30 minutes is up for your dry rubbed chicken add the marinade to the bag and refrigerate for another hour. (you can refrigerate over night if you want also)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a cooking pan with cooking spray so the chicken does not stick while cooking. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Flip chicken after 10 minutes. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

I hope everyone love this recipe as much as I do 🙂


About kristinegough86

I have the passion to bake and love trying new recipes! I work at a school for children with disabilities as a manager of a cafe. This cafe allows the students learn the ability to work with the public and in the near future I am going to be able to bake with the students and let them learn about the love and passion there is to baking. :) I prefer baking over cooking although I do love to cook as well. I hardly ever repeat a recipe. I love my family, dogs, friends, and job. One day I will have my own bakery and I can not wait. Until then I am going to continue baking my little heart out.

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