I was able to make a quick trip to California last week to get some wedding planning done and to snag a few much needed hugs and kisses from my nephew Zachary. I was also able to sneak in a day with my besties Jenna and Cara. Our day was filled with an awesome hike, some champagne sipping, and a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Jenna, which included this recipe I am sharing with you today. This is truly some of the yummiest grilled chicken I’ve ever had. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to recreate the juiciness that Jenna achieved, but I did! And I even did the grilling on my own, which was a first…it was a proud moment. Haha
- the juice of 3 small lemons
- 1 small lemon, sliced
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic (diced or pressed with garlic press)
- lemon pepper
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
I threw all the ingredients along with three boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a gallon ziplock bag and tossed it in the fridge.
Then I grilled the chicken for 7 minutes on each side over medium high heat. This was the first time grilling here in Virginia and my first time doing everything on my own…it’s a big deal, people. 😉
I bought this container of amazingness at Costco the other day after trying it a few weeks ago at our friends’ house. This chicken can be served all kinds of ways, but since I had this tzatziki just waiting in my fridge for something special, I decided to take this meal onto the Mediterranean side.
Oh, and we also had green beans on the side just to add some color, but I forgot to put it on the plate for the photo. Gotta eat your veggies! I had also purchased bell peppers and onions at the store and planned on sauteing them to put on top, but I got lazy. Believe me, there’s plenty of flavor already. I think this was one of my favorite meals I’ve made in a long time. Thanks for the recipe, Jenna!