Lately, being inspired by the coming of Spring and by some unseasonably hot weather we’ve been having, I have been trying to incorporate fresh fruit into the food I’ve been preparing; it seems like such a fresh change to my diet after having been sick for a couple of weeks. While this task may seem simple, it gets a little tricky when it comes to savory items such as chicken. That is when one of my favorite fruits of all time comes in: the lemon! I adore lemons; their tartness brightens up any dish, sweet or savory, and they are absolutely marvelous with chicken!!!
I used this recipe with the addition of a bit of lemon zest, dried parsley and thyme, and ,one of my favorite spice blends, Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute. Also, I cooked the chicken inside of a skillet instead of a grill, and only marinated it for about a half hour. Despite all the alterations I made to the recipe, it was AMAZING!!!!!!! I cannot even imagine how good this recipe would taste if it were marinated overnight as the recipe says to do!!!! The chicken was moist, tart, tangy and flavorful. Also, it had a bit of a kick from the pepper which was a pleasant surprise and cut through the tartness quite nicely. This chicken is definitely a new favorite recipe that I will be making often!
What do you think of this recipe? Have you ever made lemon chicken before? What’s your favorite warm weather recipe? Tell me in the comments!!!!