September 2, 2010

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Goggle search Grilled Lemon Chicken and you will get over a quarter of a million hits, honestly.  After trying many different versions, this adaptation is my home's favorite. Hope you enjoy!  *** Please note this recipe requires marinating time so just keep that in mind.  Even better to prep and marinate the evening before.***

Grilled Lemon Chicken  
4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless (strips work well too)
2 Lemons
1/3 cup of creamy Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic
Dash hot sauce
2 tablespoons of chopped Fresh Herbs (basil & rosemary) or 1 tablespoon dried Herbs de Provence
Salt & Pepper

In a mixing bowl add juice of 1 & 1/2 lemons, mustard, honey, hot sauce, garlic, herbs & S&P, lightly stir.  Wisk the olive oil  into the dressing slowly & set aside.  Slightly pound the chicken between wax paper and then place your chicken breasts in a gallon size ziploc bag. Pour half of the dressing over the chicken and seal bag.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight if you can), flipping it several times.
Thinly slice the remaining lemon half , cover the remaining dressing and refrigerate both.
The rest is simple - grill your chicken, place on your serving platter, pour over the remaining dressing and top with thinly sliced lemons.  Cover tightly with foil for at least 10 minutes and serve. 
Adapt this recipe as you like. I hope you find it to be a "go to" as I do. It is a great thing to prep on a Thursday evening for a delicious easy Friday night dinner.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Aww man that sounds divine!!! As you know, I will be giving this one a shot! You should put together a cookbook! Your recipes are so yummy!