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Friday, March 30, 2012

Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

I've been in a funk lately.  I don't know where the feeling comes from exactly, but it's causing me to struggle a bit when it comes time to come up with new ideas for meals.  I know I don't HAVE to cook something new each night, but if I don't..... well... whatever will I post about?  What?  What's that you say?  Don't post?  Well, that's just crazy talk.....

You see, I have come to the realization that I am an addict.  Yep, that's right.. I am addicted to blogging.  Seriously, I cannot NOT post - it makes me crazy.  Ok, maybe crazy is pretty extreme, but honestly, I can go one day during the week and the entire weekend without posting, but after that, I feel like something is seriously missing.  It's like I went to work and forgot to get dressed or something.  It's a strange, strange feeling and an even stranger feeling when you realize exactly what is happening. I mean, do they have a bloggers anonymous somewhere that I can join or am I in this all alone??  What's a girl to do???  :)

ANYWAY.... I could go on and on, but you didn't come to hear me confess, did you?  Nope, you came here for the food... so let's talk chicken!  And not only chicken, but simple chicken with an even easier aioli to go with it!  I used Herbes de Provence in this recipe, but you can use any mixture of herb combination you would like.  Don't want to use dried herbs?  Perfect!  Get your hands on some fresh herbs and create an even more flavorful meal.  All I know is you are going to want to try this.. it was GRRRRREAT! (sorry had to channel my inner Tony the Tiger for a minute!)

By the way... I do a lot of grilling and I know there are a lot of people out there that read my blog that do not grill.  Don't let that discourage you from making any of these dishes.  They can be easily adapted to bake or even pan sear.  If you have any questions on any other ways of preparing these dishes, hit me up via email - - I'll give you the best recommendations I can!

Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons basil olive oil (or extra virgin)
1/2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 1/2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the aioli -
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon champagne vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl or measuring cup, mix together the zest, lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon, garlic, and herbs until well combined.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over it.  Seal and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the aioli until well combined.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  (can be made up to 3 days ahead of time)

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove the chicken from the bag and discard marinade.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill 6-10 minutes per side or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and serve with aioli.  Enjoy!

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Yenta Mary said...

Others may be here for the fabulous food, but I'm here 'cause I love you! I miss you when you don't post. But you could post about a friend's recipe, about leftovers, about eating Oreos for dinner when you didn't feel like cooking - I just like to check in with you, see how you're doing, see your smile ... :)

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Grilled chicken looks so juicy and sure is delicious!

Debbie said...

With summer coming I'm sure I will be using the grill more. This chicken look so delicious. I get in a funk with cooking and baking sometimes too. I don't post as much as I used to because of laziness on my part!!! I do always check out my usual food blogs and look for new ones. I am definitely addicted to reading food blogs. Never get tired of that!!!

Pam said...

This sounds delicious and I love that sauce. I have to try this. I love anything on the grill--if it would just warm up here so we could do it without freezing in the wind! I understand with the posting, it's addicting! I started out posting every day and that was just too much so post generally twice, maybe 3 times a week. Your posts are always good and your sauces make me drool every time! Have a good weekend, Jenn!

Mary said...

This sounds so good. Grilled chicken is a surefire winner with my gang. Have a great weekend, Jenn. Blessings...Mary

Big Dude said...

Bev accusses me of being a blogger addict as well - we could be afficted with a lot worse :-)

Chris said...

Well being addicted to food blogging is better than being addicted to internet porn, gambling, or baby seal beating.

Can you please 'splain how to cook this inside in a microwave? I don't have a grill;)

Angie's Recipes said...

The grilled chicken pairs so well with aioli. The whole dish looks so satisfying and delectable.

Candace said...

You seriously amaze me with how you've managed to come up with so many different and wonderful recipes daily for so long and manage to blog delightfully about them. When I do create something "blog worthy", I can't seem to get it posted. You should see my draft box. I agree with Mary. I would hang with you no matter what you posted about. No pressure here, girl! Just keep in touch when you feel like it, k?

Michael Toa said...

Oh Jenn... Take it easy :) We love your delicious posts. You are not alone. I felt somewhat guilty that I haven't been posting for over a week now, but oh well...