This month's Secret Recipe Club assignment was to make a recipe from Concetta's Cafe. Concetta makes so many great desserts and takes beautiful pictures of them all! Don't even ask me how I was able to constrain myself from making one...
The recipe I DID choose turned out to be a wonderful meal. The Lemon Herb Chicken was incredibly juicy and so flavorful. It is easy enough to make on a weeknight but elegant enough to present to guests at a dinner party. The lemon flavor came through nicely and the garlic and herbs were a perfect complement.
6 chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
2 lemons, zested and juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, plus more for garnish
1 lemon, sliced
Season chicken cutlets with olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and remaining ingredients, except for the 1 sliced lemon. Let chicken marinate in fridge for 4-24 hours. Grill chicken on medium-high heat until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Place on a platter and sprinkle with fresh parsley and lemon slices.
I served this chicken for dinner with pasta and pesto sauce. I am allergic to pine nuts so I omit those from my pesto, but just add more Parmesan cheese instead. Cheese makes everything better! If you want my pesto recipe, e-mail me on the side!