Grilled Lemon Chicken
This Grilled Lemon Chicken recipes is one of the most enjoyable chicken recipes. Although this easy lemon chicken recipe is done with boneless and skinless chicken, you can opt to make it with bone in chicken. It is just a matter of preference. I prefer to bone out to make it easier for the little ones to eat. While most recipes call for more elaborate ingredients, this healthy recipe is simple and only requires a few common but tasteful herbs and spices.
Let’s get you started with the list of ingredients for this lemon chicken recipe:
4 chicken breast halves, boneless, and skinless
3 Tablespoon Lemon juice
2 ½ Tablespoon Olive oil
¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions for the marinade: In a large bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add the chicken and toss around to coat the chicken breast well. Place the marinated chicken breasts in the refrigerator for 45 minutes, it won’t hurt if you leave the chicken marinating for another 15 minutes.
The lemon juice will not only give it that tangy flavor, but it is also serves as a tenderizer. The lemon is acidic and increases the tenderness of the meat. Even the toughest of meats can be tenderized with lemon and other acidic fruits.
Directions: Remove the chicken from the refrigerator after it has marinated for 45 minutes or more. Take chicken season it with salt and pepper on both sides. The salt and pepper can also be optional. Place chicken on the grill and grill the chicken for approximately 3-5 minutes on each side on high heat. Flip the chicken once and cook the other side for another 3-5 minutes. Check the chicken breast for doneness. Remove from grill and let rest 8 minutes before eating. Grill the lemon slices for garnish.
What’s great about grilled chicken breast recipes is that you can accompany this main course with just about any vegetables from grilled broccoli, asparagus, green beans or just a medley of vegetables. There are so many varieties and ways to cook chicken breasts but this easy and healthy plate can even be served in big events, parties, or weddings.
Presentation means a lot when you are trying to impress guests and family members. The lemon garnish is only one of many garnishes you can add to chicken. For example, mint leaves, fresh barley leaves, capers, sun-dried tomatoes and even fruit. Of course, it will all depend on the marinade you will be using on the chicken breast recipe.
Chicken breasts is eaten worldwide and the different marinades can reach out to every palate and taste. It’s not only the delicious taste that brings the chicken to every table in the world, but the nutritious value as well. If you want to inspire a healthy living at your table, the chicken is the best way to do it.
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