Favorite Grilled Chicken with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
July 27, 2022
1 3/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 tbsps Dry Creek Olive Co. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/4 tsps salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tsps lemon zest, from one lemon
One at a time, place the chicken breasts in a 1-gallon zip-lock bag; using a meat mallet, pound to an even ½-inch thickness.
Mix all ingredients except the chicken in a 1-gallon zip-lock bag (go ahead and use the same one you used for pounding if it is still in good shape). Add the chicken breasts to the bag and massage the marinade into the meat until evenly coated. Seal the bag and place it in a bowl in the refrigerator (the bowl protects against leakage); let the chicken marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat the grill to high heat and oil the grates. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Do not overcook. Transfer the chicken to a platter and serve.
Pair this recipe with rice pilaf and roasted yellow, orange and red bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, sliced sweet potatoes sprinkled with feta, pine nuts and basil