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Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Cilantro Carrots & Feta

Chipotle-Chicken-Carrots-with-FetaThis recipe is so good and looks beautiful for serving to guests as well. Next time I make this, I’ll be sure to post a picture.

1 1/4 pounds boneless chicken breast halves with skin
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
3 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel, divided
2 garlic cloves, pressed
Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds large carrots, peeled, cut on deep diagonal into 1/4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices
3/4 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chiles
Coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 ounces feta cheese, coarsely crumbled

Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound with meat mallet to 1/2- to 3/4-inch thickness. Place chicken in 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with oregano, 2 teaspoons lemon peel, garlic, and pepper. Turn to coat. Cover and let stand 1 hour at room temperature.

Fill large bowl halfway with ice cubes and water. Cook carrots in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain. Immediately place carrots in bowl of ice water to cool. Drain carrots; pat dry.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Toss carrots, 1 tablespoon oil, and chipotle chiles in large bowl; sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Place chicken, skin side down, on grill, along with carrots. Grill chicken until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Grill carrots until tender and grill marks appear, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to cutting board. Transfer carrots to large bowl. Drizzle carrots with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add cilantro and remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel; toss to coat. Season with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Slice chicken on diagonal. Arrange on platter, surround with grilled carrots, and sprinkle with crumbled feta. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice over and serve.

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