Dog Days Chicken

grilled chicken

I think we can say we are in the dog days of summer at this point!  We have had a couple of heat waves that took the starch right out of me anyway.  One thing I like to do during this warm time of the year is to have salad for dinner.  That keeps my kitchen nice and cool, and when I incorporate the use of my grill outside, the mess factor is reduced considerably.   I used to think grilling was a man’s territory, but not any more!

woman grilling

Today I’d like to share a recipe I call Dog Days Chicken, that I think you will enjoy.  The recipe is for a fantastic marinade for chicken which uses Marisolio Organic Freestone  Chemlali Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and lots of lovely fresh lemon juice.  The chicken is marinated for a day or so, then grilled.  I like to cut up the finished chicken and add it to a big green salad and call it “Dinner”.  This recipe has appeared on the Marisolio website under the name of Armenian Chicken Breasts, but don’t you think Dog Days Chicken is a more fun name?

Dog Days Chicken Marinade

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Organic Freestone Chemlali Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup snipped parsley
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. chicken breast

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together (except chicken) thoroughly.
  • Place rinsed and dried chicken in an 8 x 11-inch glass baking pan and pour marinade over all, coating everything well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • Drain meat and grill, basting with marinade until chicken is cooked through.
  • NOTE: Serve leftover meat cold in a Caesar salad for a special treat.
  • NOTE: Delicious also with chunks of lamb

 

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