Grilled Mojo Chicken and German Potato Salad

**This post is written in collaboration with Stonewall Kitchen. All opinions are my own.

After what seems like an eternity, my house of sickness is finally clearing out. I maybe forcing the issue prematurely by celebrating and throwing a summer BBQ that involves some tropical flavors, but I can’t think of a better way to get everyone back to sane and normal than getting them outside and with food like this.

Grilled Cubano Chicken | Bakers Royale

It started the last week of May with my 10-year-old getting severely sick and missing school for a week. Fast forward a few days and then Matt took his turn who then passed it onto the toddler, who ended up in the hospital from it. Being that I’ve been the caretaker for the last 30+ plus days, I desperately needed some sunshine and good food—whether they were ready for it or not. Admittedly, Matt and the toddler are still moving slow and at 85%, but I’ll take that over hospital runs any day.

And I’ve always been a believer that getting up, moving around and eating speeds up recovery. To entice everyone to get outside, I planned a BBQ meal that I knew everyone would like. To start, I used one a few of my favorite Stonewall Kitchen products to take my basic recipes from good to great. For the chicken I used their Cubano Mojo Sauce it adds just the right amount of sweetness and depth that caramelizes beautifully at high heat.

Grilled Cubano Chicken - Bakers Royale

I loved it so much, I mixed it into my German Potato salad along with their Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette. The combination gave the ensemble just the right amount of acidity and dimension. Of course, my little guy loves his with an extra bit of chives and bacon. Next to the taste this potato salad also holds up way better and longer on those hot summer days when it’s classic mayo-based cousin starts to separate.

German Potato Salad | Bakers Royale

 

Pair all this with a kiwi margarita and you got a summer BBQ that comes together in under an hour. Yay to that and yay to some sunshine and banishing all the sickness from my home!

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Grilled Mojo Chicken

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4 inch thick
  • 4-5 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Stonewall Cubano Mojo Sauce

Directions:

In a small bowl whisk together kosher salt, cracked pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Heavily coat each chicken breast with mixture. Place chicken on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet The idea is to have air circulate below and above the breasts for a quick brine. Set aside at room temperature, in the meantime heat the grill.

Preparation: Heat gas grill on high for 15 minutes with the lid down. Open lid and turn down heat to medium, wait for 5-7 minutes for grill temperature to drop to about 400F. Oil grates with canola oil.

Alternately, if you are using a charcoal grill. Heat charcoal until white and ashy. Oil crates with canola oil.

Place chicken breast on prepared BBQ and grill for 5 minutes. Turn and grill for another 5 minutes. Brush one side with Cubano Mojo Sauce and grill for another 2 minutes. Brush remaining side with Cubano Mojo Sauce and grill for another 2 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the chicken for doneness (chicken should be at 165 F). **Optional: Serve with grilled pineapples and mango relish.

German Potatoes

Serves 6

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1.5 lb. red fingerling potatoes, cut to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1.5 lb. gold fingerling potatoes, cut to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 pieces bacon
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 Stonewall Kitchen Cubano Mojo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper

In a 3-quart pot bring water and salt to a boil. Carefully add potatoes and turn heat down to a simmer, cook potatoes until they are easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool.

In the meantime, cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Remove bacon and pour out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease. Add shallots and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Fold shallots into potatoes. Coarsely chop bacon and fold into potatoes. Set potato mixture aside to cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, add remaining ingredients: Stonewall Kitchen Cubano Mojo Sauce, Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette, parsley, chives, lemon juice and black pepper. Fold and mix to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Comments

  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLindsey | Cafe Johnsonia says

    This is absolutely beautiful, Naomi! I’m a huge fan of Stonewall Kitchens, but I have yet to try the Cubano Mojo sauce. My neighborhood grocery store just started carrying SK products, so I’m going to keep my eye out for it because I want to make this meal for my family.

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  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says

    I LOVE this flavorful summer meal Naomi! Stonewall products are fabulous! I use them quite often! So happy to hear everyone is on the mend!

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  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTaylor @ Food Faith Fitness says

    This is actually the greatest food combo ever! I love how this is a complete dinner for Summer. Stonewall is SO good!

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  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGina @ Running to the Kitchen says

    I love their products and now I have to try that mojo sauce out! So glad your family is on the mend, that sounds like a rough month!

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  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAnna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    This chicken and salad combo is not only gorgeous but totally screams summer’s best food to me! Can’t wait to try the Mojo Sauce!

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  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLindsay | With Salt and Pepper says

    Stonewall is the best! I haven’t tried the mojo sauce yet either, but I’m guessing it’s just as amazing as everything else they sell!

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  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    oh no! I’m glad everyone is better! wishing you lots of sunshine and good food!!! Looks like you definitely have the good food covered! LOVE everything here!

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  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says

    I need to get my mitts on some Stonewall!! This chicken and potato salad looks delicious!

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