Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #WheresYourRhino, Sponsored by Blue Rhino®. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

The kids have been gone this week and so I've been pulling double-time at home trying to get through as much work as possible so that there's a little less juggling next week.

With my kids coming home tomorrow though (time has flown) I suddenly realized that the man and I hadn't used this opportunity to spend any quality time together. So, I took the morning off work. We enjoyed a lovely hand-in-hand stroll around a local lake and then ran a few errands together … that totally counts as a date, right? … before working together to create a delicious dinner.

The best part of date night at home and cooking together while the kids are gone is that we don't have to worry about meals being kid-friendly.

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

Cooking together means him grilling and me putting out side dishes. I love it when we can use a little teamwork and I don't have to spend that extra time in the kitchen standing over the stove. 

This grilled chicken recipe is so easy, and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • chicken breasts
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 serrano chili (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and brush it over the chicken, reserving half to brush on while grilling.

lime and chili marinade for chicken

Refrigerate for an hour or two.

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

Grill until cooked through, brushing on more marinade when you turn the chicken breasts over.

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

While the chicken is grilling whip up a quick salad like this one with edamame, corn and red bell pepper with salad greens.

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

Serve with fresh bread. And enjoy!

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

Here are some great tips to keep you and your family safe when grilling in the backyard. 

  • Your grill should be at least 10 feet from any combustible surfaces. Don’t push it up against your vinyl siding or other materials.
  • Coat your grids with cooking oil before lighting. This will help keep food from sticking.
  • In the summer, grill with the lid open for high and the lid closed for lower heat. In the winter, always leave the lid down in an effort to retain as much heat as possible.
  • To reduce flare-ups, trim excess fat from meats, replace greasy
    lava rocks or ceramic briquettes, and keep grill clean.
  • Before lighting grill, always OPEN grill lid.
  • Never allow children to operate a grill or play around a grill.
  • Use long handled utensils and flame retardant mitts to avoid burns.
  • Use baking soda to control grease fires and have a fire extinguisher handy.
  • Never store a spare tank beneath a grill.
  • Always store tanks upright.
  • Never use or store a propane tank indoors.

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

So, one of our stops while we were running errands today was to run to the pharmacy. Excuse me while I have a moment. My little girl is getting older. And I want to surprise her tomorrow with a little gift basket containing a few items she now needs. It almost feels like the end of an era, I know she's still little, but when things start changing it makes your heart skip a beat and you find yourself wanting to stop time and rewind.

Anyway, while we were at Walgreens we grabbed a gas tank for the grill. I had no idea they stocked them there, but that definitely made our errands run a little quicker knowing we didn't have to stop anywhere else … except to get food to grill of course.

Whether you’re prepping the grill for a backyard barbeque or celebrating summer with a neighborhood grill off, Walgreens and Blue Rhino® have what you need to crank up the heat this summer! Walgreens is perfect for all of your last-minute supplies for your backyard barbecue including drinks, snacks, plates, napkins, ice, and I even spotted camp chairs if you need more seating.

 

Date Night At Home: A backyard barbecue and delicious lime chili chicken recipe #WheresYourRhino #sponsored

Blue Rhino is America's leading brand of propane tank exchange. Together with Walgreens, they
are dedicated to providing quick and easy access to Blue Rhino propane that's close to home. Simply drop, swap, and go – and always be ready to fire up the grill!
 
Fire up your grill using a Blue Rhino propane tank from Walgreens and get a $3 mail-in rebate, with or without exchanging an empty tank, between now and 12/31/15. Print the rebate form & complete it in its entirety. Limit 1 rebate per household, per calendar year. You can find the Rebate form and Return address here http://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/bluerhino.jsp.
 

 Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #WheresYourRhino, Sponsored by Blue Rhino®. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

 

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Joann Woolley June 27, 2015 - 11:32 am

Thanks for the helpful grilling tips! When summer is in full swing we use our grill at least twice a week if not more.

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Best BBQ Guy June 20, 2016 - 6:07 pm

Great idea! Now I just need to find a date to enjoy this recipe with. Haha!

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