Grilled Chicken & Vegetables with lemon and herbs
I love cooking using citrus and fresh herbs not only for their bright flavors but also for their health boosting properties. Tonight I’ll be using lemon, parsley and dill as the star ingredients in all 3 of my dishes.
Marinade for Chicken **see tip
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 bunch each fresh dill and flat leaf parsley
- 2 cloves garlic – smashed
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- splash of white wine
- 8 grinds black pepper, good pinch of kosher salt
Combine all ingredients in a large zip lock bag. Add chicken pieces toss in marinade to coat evenly. Refrigerate for min 2 hours or over night.
Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini
We love grilled vegetables. I like to add flavor by dressing them with some flavor before grilling. Tonight I used some of the chopped parsley, dill from the dish above and added the zest of one lemon. Combined with some white wine vinegar, salt and pepper and a few good splashes of olive oil. I let this set for a min of 20 min but up to an hour before grilling. I grilled these first then let them sit to become room temperature for serving.
Arthritis Kitchen Tip – Work Saver Version:
If you want to use this idea but with out any work at all in prepping a marinade, use any bottled Italian salad dressing you happen to like. Its a quick, easy way to add flavor. These dishes can also be prepared in the oven instead of grilling.