I love recipes where all the hard work is done by the marinade and not by me. This is one of those recipes.
Now that grilling season is in full swing, it seems like anything would taste better grilled. Not to mention that your house doesn’t smell like what you had been cooking afterwards.
This recipe is all about grilled chicken. What makes it great is that, by the way it’s marinated, the chicken is most and well flavored throughout (not just on the surface).
I started by gathering my ingredients:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, from one lemon
I took the chicken breasts, placed them between wax paper and pounded them flat (you can use a mallet or the bottom of a pan).
Next, take a gallon sized plastic bag and place as the ingredients for the marinade inside. Mix. Then place the chicken breasts in the bag, making sure that each side is coated well with the marinade. Let the bag rest flat on a plate in the refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours.
Heat up your grill – the hotter it is, the nicer the grill marks on the chicken. Heat each side for up to 2 to 3 minutes.
It smelled so delicious! Even my outdoor cats were curious to what I was doing.
Now you can enjoy the grilled chicken in salad, or accompany it with grilled vegetables, or have it in a sandwich.
There you have it, I hope that you enjoy it too!