LOVED this new recipe!!! It's always great to have another recipe for chicken breasts, right?
Next time, I'll make this outdoors. My indoor grill pan worked beautifully, but it was smoky & the house had a bit of a haze going until we opened the windows. This will be perfect for spring & summer grilling at our house. If you have an outdoor-venting fan above your stovetop, you could make this without the smoke being a problem.
I found this recipe in a mail-order recipe club advertisement. I threw away the club membership offer, but kept the recipe. Glad I did!!
Grilled Lemon Chicken
1 lemon - zest & juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (I used dried parsley, about 1 tsp)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 4-6 ozs each
- Into a large bowl, combine the lemon zest & juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt & pepper. Add chicken breasts to the bowl and use your hands to evenly distribute lemon mixture all over the chicken breasts, until well-coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes minimum or overnight, if you have time.
- When you're ready to cook, preheat grill/griddle to medium heat. Put marinated chicken breasts on the griddle. Reserve marinade.
- Cook chicken until cooked through, about 10 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 170*F. Brush with remaining marinade 2-3 times during cooking. (I didn't do this at all & it was still delicious)
I served this with angel hair pasta & broccoli with pesto sauce. I added the zest & juice of 1 lemon to jarred pesto sauce, then stirred it into the hot broccoli & pasta. YUMMM!!!
This chicken would be great all by itself, but you could also pair it with a salad and/or your favorite veggies.