Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano

Here's a great chicken recipe... moist and flavorful and all that good stuff: Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's EveryDay Food magazine. If you're not familiar with this publication, it's really a pretty good one... filled with simple recipes that have few ingredients. I've tried a bunch and I'm usually quite pleased with the outcome (this coming from someone who usually picks more difficult recipes that have a list of ingredients a mile long)!

We grilled it up at our beach house on the 'ol charcoal grill. Use boneless breasts or those with bones and skin... whatever you prefer to marinate. Just make sure the grill is heated up pretty well before you put the chicken on. If it has to grill too long, you'll end up with burnt, dry chicken.

One little trick that I usually do when I'm grilling chicken is to transform the breasts into even thickness by pounding the heck out of them with my meat mallet. That eliminates problems with uneven cooking, and the chicken usually has a better shot at remaining moist and tender.

A nice, little addition to this one is grilled lemons. They become soft and juicy, and the lemon flavor mellows a bit to add a good drizzle to the grilled chicken.

The chicken is good on its own or sliced up and placed on top of greens.

Vacation recipes are over :( Now it's time to start sharing my at-home cooking again. Guess I better get cookin'!

This recipe can be found HERE.

27 comments:

Manggy said...

I'll have mine still with the skin in.. I'll just treadmill it away, heh heh :) Looks great!!

PaniniKathy said...

What lovely photos, with the beach in the background! Sounds like the perfect summer beach-side dinner :-)

noble pig said...

I love that magazine too, always easy good stuff. This is obviously no exception! Love that grilled lemon look too.

Jeena said...

Looks so wonderful and healthy too, delicious.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

What is This?????A traveling blog or a food site? Jokes! But every time I come here, I want to travel off to some far off beach resort. The recipes are so amazing and they just shout out: "Let's have a party, summer is here!!!"

Sharon said...

You managed to capture some beautiful pics on your vacation! Lemon makes everything a little yummier (is that a word?) so I can imagine the chicken is very tasty!

Jenny said...

Your grilled chicken looks really tasty! I am loving the beach backdrop, wish I was there right now!

Aggie said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog...

I love that magazine and find some good recipes in there. I like that they are usually pretty easy and ingredients on hand like you said.

This chicken looks delish, love the grilled lemons!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

This is one of my favorite combinations on chicken: lemon + oregano. Nothing like it and I salivate everytime I see something like it. Like this gorgeous one right here.

Deborah said...

I love the idea of the grilled lemon - I've never seen that before. Sounds delicious!

Leslie said...

That looks really good and your photos are beautiful!

Laura said...

Given how much I loved the roasted lemons, I bet I would love the grilled too. Too bad I can't find our grill (!). OK I know it is buried in the garage (storage) somewhere, but....

Grace said...

great magazine, great recipe, great execution! you sure know how to make my mouth water... :)

Half Baked said...

Looks delicious! Love the grilled lemon. This may be dinner tonight!

Jan said...

That looks great, Lori, and I can see the ocean in the backgound, lucky you! After 4 years in Oklahoma I've forgotten what the sea looks like. :-(

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Definately doing this one......I have an over-abundance of oregano in my planter and I looooove lemons!

canarygirl said...

That chicken looks just succulent! Yum.

VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE oregano - such a wonderful spice!!

Ivy said...

This is exactly how we grill any meat in Greece and chicken is my favourite.

cook eat FRET said...

the ultimate crowd pleaser with an italian edge...

wonderful if you can get em juicy. that's the trick...

Dhi said...

That looks absolutely yummy!

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Patsyk said...

Simply mouth-watering! those pictures could be in a magazine!

The recipe sounds wonderful and similar to something I made not too long ago. those flavors work beautifully together!

dessertobsessed said...

looks super! perfect for summer!!

Lori Lynn said...

I love your vacation recipes, and the photos with the beach in the background. This one is especially nice, with the grilled lemon and fresh oregano. Great idea on pounding the chicken too.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks like perfectly grilled chicken. Even better with the beach in the background!

Cakespy said...

Wow, this is like summer perfection! I can practically taste it. I love the addition of oregano--it sounds like it would taste so fresh and flavorful. Delicious!

Rosie said...

wow this is a lovely summer dish!! great photos as always :)

Rosie x