Grilled Mojito Chicken – $5 Dinner Challenge

An easy marinade for the chicken…using the overflow of mint from the garden…I intended to grill this chicken, but ended up baking it because of a DOWNPOUR during dinner prep time.  It was still delicious, but think it would have been better if grilled!


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Grilled Mojito Chicken

Yield – 3 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – Baked 50-60 minutes, Grilled 6-8 minutes


  • 3 chicken breasts ($2.65) ($1 off coupon in last week’s coupon insert…fresh meat coupons are RARE!)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil ($.40)
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice ($.10)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar ($.05)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Few dashes of pepper
  • 1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves (from the garden)
  • 4 cups of Rice with Garden Greens ($.35)
  • 16 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables ($.68)


  • Marinate chicken breasts in mojito sauce for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.  Whisk olive oil, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper and fresh chopped mint leaves.
  • Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.  OR, Grill chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle. Cooking times will vary depending on thickness of the chicken and heat of the grill. (OR
  • Reheat Rice with Garden Greens.
  • Cook frozen vegetables according to package instructions!
  • Serve Grilled Mojito Chicken with Rice with Garden Greens and Mixed Veggies.

Cost $4.23

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  1. Nicole says

    I made this for friends last night- went great with the Mojitos… it was an absolute HIT! I added rum to my marinade, though, because I didn’t think it was authentic enough without it…

    I’ve been making TONS of your recipes lately and posting them on my facebook (with credit to you, of course!)

    My 17-month-old LOVES your baked oatmeal with vanilla yogurt! I freezed the rest of the pan and now we have a quick easy breakfast anytime!

    You are awesome- love your blog!

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