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Monday, August 15, 2011

Lemony Herb Chicken

This chicken can either be baked in the oven or thrown on the grill. Pick your poison! I decidedly pounded out the chicken breasts, making them thinner and therefore decreasing the cooking time. This meal was just right for a summer evening- quick, light and satisfying.

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Juice of 1 lemon, make sure it's ripe and juicy, if not use two lemons 
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried tarragon
1 bunch green onions, chopped finely
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt + more for seasoning each chicken breast
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more for seasoning each chicken breast

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Pound each chicken breast out to an even thickness. About a 1/4 to 1/2 in thick. Season each chicken breast lightly with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.

Squeeze juice of 1 lemon directly into baking dish (9x13). Remove any lemon seeds that may have fallen in. Add in olive oil, tarragon, S and P, minced garlic and green onions. Stir mixture with spoon to combine.

Side note: I halved this recipe. That's why you only see three chicken breasts in the pictures!
Lay chicken breasts in with marinade. Spoon marinade over chicken breasts and move them around to coat evenly. Cover with tinfoil and refrigerate for a couple hours to marinade further or bake (or grill) immediately. 

Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!

images by Briana

1 comment:

{Brittany} said...

My favorite Marinade of all time! It is a must try. Thanks for the reminder.