Monday, August 31, 2009

Easiest Chicken Dinner Ever

This has to be simplist dinner I have ever made last night-it literally took zero effort and tasted fantastic. So fantastic I was a piggy and ate it before I could take a picture of how good it looked.

Go forth and enjoy!

Lemon Pepper Chicken
Any amount of chicken you want-I used 3 thin, small, breasts for 2 people
2 lemons, juiced and zested
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
(I used a dash of lemon juice from the bottle too-added some nice flavor)
Coarse black pepper
Coarse salt

Heat the grill over medium high heat. In a shallow dish, combine lemon zest and juice with extra-virgin olive oil. [Optional: reserve 1/4 of the marinade for coating after. I didn't read that part and did not do it, they still tasted fabulous.]

Allow chicken to marinate in juice/zest mix and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper, for 15 minutes. Cook chicken on a very hot grill, approximately 3-8 minutes depending on thickness. Transfer to a serving platter and brush with the reserved marinade, if you wish.

I served with baked potatoes and it was a great Sunday meal. Bonus-do it on the grill and you won't break a sweat in your hot kitchen! Thank you Rachael Ray for the simple supper.

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