Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Citrus-Herb Marinated Chicken

I may never have the homes that appear in Better Homes and Gardens, but I can surely enjoy looking at them.  And when it comes to the food, often I think, "I could do that!"  And sometimes I do.  This is a wonderful, flavorful, easy chicken dish from the October 2014 issue.

I go on chicken kicks and then I get kind of tired of it at times, but during those times it is usually a nice, flavorful dish that gets me out of the rut.  This is one of those dishes.  I love all of the herbs and the citrus in the marinade.  Personally, I am a big fan of grilling this chicken, but in the winter months sometimes the broiler just has to do!

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 c lemon juice or orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. snipped fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 tsp snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

1.  Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.  For marinade, stir together lemon juice, shallot, honey, oliveoil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Pour over chicken; seal bag.  Marinate in refrigerator for 2-4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

2.  Preheat broiler*.  Drain chicken, reserving marinade.  Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan.  Broil 4-5 inches from the heat about 6 minutes or until light brown.

3.  Turn chicken; brush lightly with reserved marinade.  Discard any remaining marinade.  Broil 6-8 minutes more until chicken is no longer pink.

*Alternatively, you can grill the chicken.

Difficulty: easy
Time: 10 minutes prep, 2-4 hours marinate, 12-15 minutes broiling
Source: Better Homes and Gardens, October 2014

1 comment:

  1. For the chicken part of the recipe. It says canned roasted tomatoes but under instructions it says sundried tomatoes. Which is correct, canned roasted or sundried (not talking about the noodle part, I know that’s sundried)? Pickup Lines Google Gravity Tricks I love you quotes Good Night Quotes