Sunday, August 21, 2011

lemon basil chicken

i feel like i've started so many posts this summer with the sentence: "last week in our csa we got...".  joining a csa and getting farm fresh organic produce each week has been an awesome culinary experience for me.  i just keep trying new recipes!  last week we got lemon basil, and i had never cooked anything with lemon basil before.  i decided to try some chicken.  i checked out a few recipes, combined a couple of my favorites and this is what i came up with:

lemon basil chicken
- four boneless, skinless chicken breasts, washed and trimmed
marinade:  3 Tbs. fresh lemon basil chopped (or regular basil if you don't have lemon on hand), 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 Tbs. olive oil and 3-4 heaping spoonfuls of minced garlic.

place chicken between wax paper and pound with a mallet to flatten a bit.
combine marinade ingredients and mix well.
put chicken & marinade in a ziploc bag and refrigerate for one hour.
place chicken on hot pan and cook for 10-12 minutes until done.  turn the chicken often.
enjoy - i loved mine with noodles & parmesan!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

This sounds fantastic and will definitely be on my menu next week. Thanks for sharing!!