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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lemon Grilled Chicken Breasts

Up early this morning...thinking about the flight...I don't like to fly.  I have a problem with motion sickness.  So bad, at times, that I actually get a little nauseous just riding the elevator up to my office on the 7th floor! Believe me, if I could take the stairs I would, but can you believe that you can't.  Well, you could, but the only doors that aren't locked from the stairwell are to the main lobby and the roof.  I believe somewhere that has to be illegal and if it's not, it should be!  But I digress...the flight, yes, that's what I was speaking of...Leavin' on a jet plane...oh god how I hate that song.  Can you tell I'm nervous?  I can't stay focused on one thing!  lol Ok, enough of my chaotic rambling...come back tomorrow to see what my first guest blogger has in store for you.  Have a fantastic week and create something new in your kitchen!!

I know I've done something similar to this one with the Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe, but this is definitely different enough for you to give it a try.  It's light, tart, and fresh...and of course, so very simple!

Lemon Grilled Chicken Breasts
Adapted from Tastes of Italia Magazine, June 2010
Printable Recipe 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground coarse salt, like kosher or sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

Mix all ingredients together except the chicken.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag, pour the marinade over the chicken, and seal the bag.  Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat grill to medium high.  Brush vegetable oil over the grates of the grill.  Remove chicken from bag and place directly over the heat; discard marinade.  Cook the chicken about 6-8 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.  Enjoy!

P.S...just a reminder, I will not have much internet access, so if you email me, please be patient, I will get back to you as soon as I can!  Ciao!


Angie's Recipes said...

Lemon and chicken are always great together!

Yenta Mary said...

I love lemon chicken, and I absolutely HATE HATE HATE flying!!! Have a safe and fabulous trip ... :)

Pam said...

Your chicken looks delicious! Have a great safe trip and try to relax on the plane!

Cranberry Morning said...

Have a safe flight with no turbulence! And as far as 'leavin' on a jet plane?' I hate it only because our public television station plays PP&M almost every time there's a pledge drive, which is about every five minutes!

I just took chicken breasts out of the freezer because our son's girlfriend is going to be joining us for dinner and she only likes chicken. This sounds like a good recipe she might enjoy and I will, for sure! Thanks. :-)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Lemon and chicken makes me a happy Witch :) This looks amazing and sound divine Jenn. I highly recommend consuming lots of wine before boarding the plane, then continuing that while ON the plane. Have a fun trip!!

StephenC said...

In the old days a person could carry booze on a plane. After a DC 10 went down in Chicago, I was on one of the first DC 10 flights when they were returned to service. I had a bottle of vodka and kept getting tonic from the attendant. I felt no pain all the way from Denver to NYC!

Cheeseboy said...

Looks better than my wife's. (Don't tell her.)

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Hope your trip goes well, Jenn!! :)

Faith said...

The chikcen looks great! I love the lemon on the top! very tasty.