I am giving this a 4-star rating because my husband really liked it, but the taste wasn't really for me personally. It was VERY simple to make however!
My dad made this for dinner. I really liked it because it was lemony and I like lemons.
I thought it was good. Perhaps I grilled it a bit too hot--carmelized the lemon on the grill marks and that was a little bitter. Also on the whole, a bit too intensely lemony tart for my palate. I still think its a keeper but will fiddle with it a bit for the next for the next go around--slightly cooler temp with a longer grill time and maybe a touch of sugar to moderate the tartness. Still, a great concept--cinnamon on chicken who woulda thunk it!
Tasty and Zingy. I used fresh oregano and all the other instructed ingredients at the correct ratios except it was 1.3# of chicken. And oh yeah, I did marinade for 7 hours. Perhaps the amount of chicken is why I couldn't really taste but a hint of cinnamon and not much garlic or jalapeno. It's a good healthy recipe but I'll probably change a few things next time.
I too doubled the marinade. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and marinated for 5 hours. This was very tasty. It ironicly tasted a lot like my "Tequila Lime Chicken". With the exception of the jalepeno, garlic and citrus (lemon in this recipe and lime in mine similar enough to be used interchangabley), the rest of the ingredients were totally different. Weird they tasted a lot alike. I hope I don't offend you, but with the taste being so similar I'm not sure how to rate this :-/, but this was very good. Easy to make and will make it again. Thanks Bergy.
I used twice the amount of marinade because I was using half of a chicken and was afraid it wouldn't be enough. Then I put the skinned cut pieces on the BBQ after marinading for about 4 hours. My DH loved it. I would probably have liked a little less garlic personally but that might have been my own fault since I did double the marinade and may not have needed to. I would take a bite and think, this either has too much lemon or too much garlic...but m-m-m it's good! How's that for ridiculous! Anyway DH is on a new food plan to lose some weight and this fit in very nicely. I will make it again. In fact as I write this I think I will go to the kitchen and get a piece of the leftovers! Thanks Bergy!
Delicious lemon chicken! We loved the cinnamon and the jalapeno pepper. Had to use dried oregano and just made 2 half breasts. I did them in the oven for about 10 minutes a side, then put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish them off, because they were quite thick but ohh sooo tasty! Next time I might pound them thinner and do them full time under the broiler. Thanks for sharing another delicious way to do chicken.
What a wonderful recipe this is! No fat but loads of flavor, my husband loved this and asked me not to lose the recipe! I made this with chicken breasts and thighs, and it worked well .. Thank you so much for sharing!