Tonight when I got home from work I searched my kitchen for something to make for dinner. I settled on grilled chicken with grilled veggies, corn cakes and grilled lime dressing.
(I am not a food blogger and today I understand why. It’s freaking hard to take pictures of yourself cooking!)
First I grilled onions, corn, jalapenos and limes. Have you grilled limes before? You should. They get really sweet and the juice runs right out of them.
I threw some chicken breasts in a bowl with (ungrilled) lime juice, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. They didn’t marinate for long-just while I was chopping the veggies and getting them started on the grill.
Once the corn was done (not too brown, just warm and softened) I let it cool while I started on my corn cakes. I used two boxes of the Jiffy cornbread mix and followed the directions for corn pancakes.
Then I cut the kernels off the cobs and chopped a jalapeno and threw them in the mix
and then into a preheated non-stick pan they went.
While those were cooking I started juicing my limes. You really don’t need a juicer, this was an impulse buy from Ross ($2.99-what a deal!) a while back and figured I should get my money’s worth.
I always mess up the first pancake. Don’t worry, even though it was ugly, it was delicious.
Once the limes were juiced I poured them into a jar with some salt, a teaspoon of sugar and some oil. Them I put the lid on and shook it like crazy.
Then I chopped up the chicken, onions and jalapenos and put them on top of a cake. Then I drizzled on some of the dressing and dug in. This would also be delicious with some avocado and some cheese but it doesn’t need it. I thought about adding lettuce but I don’t really like lettuce. I figure there are fruits and/or vegetables in every component of this dish so salad wasn’t really necessary. 🙂