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Lemon-Herb Chicken Breasts

Lemon-Herb Chicken Breasts

Lemon-Herb Chicken Breasts is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
When hosting a barbecue, it is generally a good idea to offer a choice of at least two different grilled meats, and you usually cannot go wrong making chicken one of them. Chicken breasts marinated in lemon and herbs are a nice contrast to barbecued ribs or other rich meats.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus
      shredded zest for garnish (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary, plus whole
      leaves and sprigs for garnish (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. In a large, shallow nonreactive dish, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, grated lemon zest and juice, the 2 Tbs. rosemary, the thyme, salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Oil the grill rack and position it about 6 inches from the heat source.

Grill the chicken breasts, turning once, until firm to the touch and opaque throughout, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken breasts to a cutting board and cut on the diagonal against the grain into slices 1/2 inch thick, capturing any carving juices, if possible.

Arrange the chicken slices on a warmed serving platter and drizzle any carving juices over the top. Sprinkle with rosemary leaves and sprigs and shredded lemon zest. Serves 8.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Entertaining, by George Dolese (Oxmoor House, 2004).
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My picky teenager liked it! I used a big Meyer lemon from our tree so it was probably a lot more lemony than intended but my picky teenager liked it. So I'm going to remake it for sure! I cut the chicken in cube to marinate quicker. I cooked it on skewers on the BBQ. Delicious!
Date published: 2016-03-03
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