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Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Marinade

Happy Monday everyone!
Right now I am hosting a 3 week clean eating challenge
and while my family and
I try to eat clean most of the time
it is easy to get stuck in a recipe rut.
I decided to use the group to test out some new recipes
and inject a little more excitement into
my kitchen than the last
month or so.
Here is a non slow cooker chicken meal
bursting with flavor-
It does need some time to marinate
though so its not a last minute meal.
Here’s what you need:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 C EVOO
1 large lemon (juice and zest)
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp Cumin
 
I was so excited to have a reason to use my new zester!
Zest the whole lemon into the olive oil and then add in the juice from the lemon
make sure to squeeze it good- the more lemon the better I say!
(it should yield you about 1/4 cup of lemon juice
if your lemon is very small I would use 2)

 

whisk the oil and lemon together
and mince the garlic
(if 3 is too much garlic for you
or your cloves are large only use 2)
Add the minced garlic, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes
and mix it well.
cover your chicken with the marinade
and cover and refrigerate it
for at least 4 hours.
When you are ready to cook the chicken,
discard the marinade and grill the chicken
or cook in a frying pan for about 5 minutes/side
or until it is cooked through.

 

This chicken should be moist and full of the subtle but
zingy flavor of the lemon, garlic, cumin combo.
You can serve this any way you like-
we ate it over zucchini noodles
with pesto sauce and it was AMAZING!
If you make it let me know how you like it-
~eat well, be well
Patty
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