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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Basil-Lemon Chicken

This is an easy dinner anytime of year, especially when the grill is still in use, which is just about all year at The Frog & PenguINN.
The ingredients list includes items you might already have available in the pantry, fridge or garden (fresh basil).
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 C lemon juice or 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/2 C fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped or squeezed through garlic press
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Kosher or sea salt 
  • Ground black pepper
  1. Combine lemon juice (and zest if using) in a bowl. Whisk in olive oil and add  of garlic. Stack, roll and slice thin ribbons of basil and add to the mixture. Season chicken breasts with 1/2 tsp kosher salt and 1/4 tsp  black pepper.
  2. Reserve a quarter cup of marinade before adding chicken breasts in; turn to coat. Refrigerate and marinate for up to 1 hour.
  3. Remove chicken from fridge while grill heats up to medium-medium/high heat. Grill chicken for 4-6 minutes before turning and basting grilled side with reserved marinade. Continue to cook for 4-6 more minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
Remove the chicken and let it rest for 5 minutes, then serve with a side of your choice and enjoy. Our side dish was a tomato salad with peppers, onions, and fresh bail.

  Did I mention HOW easy this meal was to prepare ?

9 comments:

Sandra said...

the photos are beautiful, you are doing a great job with the cameras. i like those shakers to.

Emma Springfield said...

Yum. It looks so good. I will be trying this.

Rebecca said...

Sounds delicious.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, refreshing salad

L. D. said...

It makes me very hungry. What a great taste the chicken must have with the way you prepared it. Great salad too.

Daisy said...

Looks delicious! I'm ready for some lunch.

Montanagirl said...

It sounds wonderful to me! Just wish my husband liked chicken, but he doesn't much care for it.

Country Gal said...

Sounds YUMMY ! I would like it , Papa he pretty much has a plain palate ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

DeniseinVA said...

I love anything with lemon and basil. Thanks for another great recipe.

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