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:
4boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoondried thyme
1/2 teaspoondried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoonslemon 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.
Another busy weekend in the works and the temptation to blow it off is high. However, while shopping I did find some pre-marinated, thinly sliced ribeye steak (also known as bulgogi). In addition, they also had pre-made vegetables to go with the bulgogi. I already had the rice, so Korean BBQ it is!
I heated up a grill pan on medium – high fire. Spray on some canola oil and place the marinated pieces on. Cook for a few minutes on both sides until done. Transfer onto a plate.
Continue with all the pieces are done. Serve with rice, pickled daikon, seasoned vegetables.
Another quick and easy meal prep in the books!
If pre-marinated Bulgogi isn’t available by you, the recipe can be found here:
Sometimes you need a meal that you can enjoy warm or cold – teriyaki lettuce wraps is one of those meals.
First, I took chicken breast and cut them into cubes that were about a half-inch to an inch big. Then I placed them in a bowl and marinated them in Trader Joe’s Soyaki marinade overnight.
In the meantime, I had prepped some bean sprouts, sliced some cucumber, onions and mushrooms.
I also made some rice noodles as well. Boil some water, add a little bit of salt, then the noodles. They are cooked within a few minutes.
After the chicken was done marinating, I heated up a pan and added some canola oil. I stir fried the chicken with sliced onion until done.
When finished, take some lettuce leaves (such as butter lettuce or romaine lettuce), place some rice noodles, followed by the chicken/onions, and top with veggies. If desired, you can add some sauce, such as this:
It was easy, quick and healthy! I hope that you will enjoy this as much as I have!
So Mariano’s had this special where they take the fish fillet of your choice, they season it, and place it in an oven-ready bag for you to bake at home. This week, they had a special on tilapia filets, so I ordered some. They placed the filet in the oven-safe bag and added a pat of butter, parsley, lemon and rosemary garlic seasoning (there are five different seasonings to choose from). The baking instructions are also on the bag. My total for one package: $3.92 (awesome!)Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: Tilapia and Quinoa”