There are many good things that come along with Summer (depending where you are located in the world). For me, when I think of Summer, I think of hot warms, ice cold beverages and citrus fruits. That absolutely does not exclude limes and lemons. This recipe is really simple and uses less than 10 ingredients.
Ingredients you will need
– 1 lime
– 1 lemon
– chicken (whole, breasts, drumsticks, thighs, doesn’t matter)
– salt and pepper to taste
One lime and a lemon is all that’s required. Apart from the chicken that will be roasted. Zest both fruits, avoiding the whites under the skin.
In the same container as the zest, squeeze the juices from the lemon and lime. Don’t worry if the seeds drop into the container.
Rinse the chicken you plan to use for this dish (growing up, I would watch my mom rinse the beef, chicken, pork, etc. before seasoning/ marinating it; I don’t know if there is a purpose for rinsing besides getting rid of the blood (clot) that remains inside the meat or poultry.
Marinate the mixture of juice and zest with the chicken. I tend to place the lemon and lime under the chicken skin. But if choose not to use a whole chicken, leaving the lemon and lime while it marinates in the fridge is optional. I think sticking the lemon and lime under the skin adds more citrus flavour to the chicken, as I don’t eat the chicken skin after it’s cooked (even though it’s super crispy). Before roasting, salt and pepper the chicken.
Because the weather was so nice, I used a barbeque to roast the chicken. If you don’t have a barbeque to roast the chicken, you can use an oven, preferably with a roasting rack. So the heat is evenly distributed among the chicken. Cook depending on the size and type of chicken parts.
I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe. Please feel free to leave comments and or questions. I’d be happy to reply.
E N J O Y ! : )