Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lemon Garlic Chicken

I love cooking with lemon when the weather turns warmer. Plus, the beautiful weather is a great reason to start cooking on the grill. This delicious and easy chicken comes together with a really simple marinade. Let the marinade really get into the chicken and the flavors will melt together beautifully. Also, the fresh herbs give the chicken a light, earthy taste that compliments the lemon and garlic. Serve this with a side of broccoli or rice and you have a healthy, light meal that's just in time for summer!

Lemon Garlic Chicken
2 lemons, zested and juiced
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tsp. fresh thyme
1 tsp. fresh rosemary
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
4 chicken breasts (you can use either bone-in, or boneless skinless chicken)
lemon slices for garnish, optional

Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large Ziplock bag. Shake well to blend. Place the chicken in the bag with the marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and grill until crispy, well browned, and cooked through - about 5 minutes per side. Let the chicken rest about 5 minutes before serving. Transfer to a serving platter with lemon slices and serve.

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