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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Lemon Aioli

Summer has reached us here in the Arizona desert.  I think we may have had our last "cool" down until this season is over.  With temperatures reaching into the 100's already, you will find me, on most nights, standing by my grill out in the back yard.  People think that it's crazy to be grilling when it's 100 degrees, but I think it's crazy to heat up your house even more by turning on the oven when it's 100 degrees.  Plus, I think most of you know my love for the grill no matter what the weather is like.  This dish....well, this dish will make sure that you don't have a spend a lot of time out by that grill no matter what the temp is!

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Lemon Aioli
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the aioli -
5 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely minced

Mix together the lemon juice, olive oil and Dijon together until well combined.  Rinse the chicken and pat dry.  Place in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over it.  Drop the rosemary sprigs into the bag and seal.  Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, mix together all the ingredients for the aioli until well combined.  Cover and place in fridge until ready to use.  (Can be made up 3 days in advance)

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from bag and discard the marinade.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill 7-10 minutes per side or until the chicken registers 165 degrees F internally.  (be careful when you put the chicken on the grill, the oil can cause flare ups)  Remove from grill and allow to rest 3-4 minutes.  Serve with aioli.  Enjoy!

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Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

yeah yeah yeah... sun... blah... heat... blah... who needs it?... mind you, with that incredible chicken and rosemary I would travel to any climate!

Mary said...

This sounds really good, Jenn! I was just looking for new ideas to use some of the rosemary in my garden, so this is definitely going to be made. Thanks!

Yenta Mary said...

If you had snow, you'd still be out there grilling! What's a little more heat from the grill in the midst of the 100s outside??? This is perfect summer food, even if it's summer in May!

Pam said...

I would not like 100 degree weather... I like warm days not HOT. The chicken looks tasty especially with that yummy aioli!

Big Dude said...

I'm thinking I'd be looking for a way to grill while standing in the pool.

Suzie said...

I'd so love to have your weather. Still chilly here in MI. This recipe just says summer though. And the aioli...mmm!

Cranberry Morning said...

Look at those nice, moist, delicious-looking slices of chicken. I just took my wintered-over rosemary plant outdoors today. It should really 'take off' now! And I agree with you, why would anyone want to heat up their house even more when it's 100 degrees outside. I mean how smart is it to heat up the house while running the AC? YIKES.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Sounds so delicious - chicken, lemon and rosemary = perfection! at any temperature!!
mary x

Chris said...

That's why I grill in the nude. Pisses my neighbors off though and the popping hot coals are an issue too..... (kidding of course)

The aioli rocks and we've been grilling a lot of chicken lately.

Mary said...

That is gorgeous chicken and the aioli is a wonderful accompaniment. I grill in the rain and my sister grills in snow. You'd fit right in with us :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary