Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken with Creamy Pasta Salad

With the warm weather finally upon us, it's time to start grilling - and, oh how I love my marinade for grilled lemon basil chicken. It makes for the most moist and flavourful chicken breasts imaginable.

Better still, it's made with easy pantry ingredients and beautiful fresh basil.

Serve with a side of my creamy, lemony pasta salad and you are in for a gorgeous summertime treat!

Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken with Creamy Pasta Salad
For printable recipe click HERE

Chicken Marinade

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of one whole lemon
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
Grill breasts starting at 400 and then reducing to 350 for 7 to 8 minutes on each side flipping every 2-3 minutes. Serve with creamy pasta salad.
    Creamy Pasta Salad

    Ingredients
    • 1 cup real mayonnaise
    • juice of one whole lemon
    • zest of one whole lemon
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
    • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
    • 2 stalks diced celery
    • 3 green onions
    • 8-10 cherry tomatoes
    • 4 cups dry rotini or fusili
    Directions
    1. Boil pasta app 5-6 minutes until almost cooked. Drain well and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. The pasta will continue to soften as it absorbs the sauce, that's why you shouldn't cook it for too long.
    2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the cooled pasta and stir well. 
    3. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

      1 comment:

      1. LYNDS,

        MAN!

        U GOT ME STARVIN' 4 SOME YUMMY SUMMERTIME GOODIES!

        I WOULD ABSOLUTELY TRY "BOTH" OF THESE RECIPES, IN FACT I WILL COPY THEM AFTER LUNCH 'BY HAND' SINCE MY PRINTER IS BEING HELD HOSTAGE PRESENTLY IN TEXAS...GRRR!

        CAN'T WAIT 2 GET MY PAWS ON SOME FRESH SUMMER FRUIT, MY FAVE EATS OF SUMMER.

        TOWANDA, BABY!

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