Garlic and Mint Chicken Breasts

It’s time to fire up those grills and if you don’t have access to one, this recipe works just fine at home on a stovetop too. Light and fresh, there is some work to be done ahead, but trust me when I say, it’s totally worth it! And please, don’t just take my word for it!

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Ziploc bag
  1. Place chicken in the ziploc bag set in a shallow dish.
  2. In a blender, combine mint leaves, cilantro leaves, oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, turmeric powder, chili powder and pepper.
  3. Cover and blend until smooth and remove and pour over chicken.
  4. Turn the bag to coat the chicken evenly.
  5. Marinate chicken for a minimum of 4 hours. (Ideally marinate it the night before)
  6. Drain chicken, discarding remaining marinade.
  7. Cook on medium heat in a non stick pan until done. (If you are using a grill, place it directly on the wire rack and grill for 12-15 mins, turning just once). 
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