Lemon-Herb Marinated Chicken Breast

After the last 2 posts using bacon, not the greatest for you, but mighty tasty, it is time to post some healthy recipes (yes I do grill healthy).  Better get use to this, because of the next many weeks there are going to be more healthy recipes posted here.  I will be posting more on my health kick a little later, but in short, I want to lose a few pounds, run a 5K, and just have more energy.  So majority of my meals will be healthier, but don’t worry I will be making plenty of not-so healthy meals still.

This recipe is perfect, no processed sugars, all natural ingredients, full of flavor, and simple.  When we think of chicken with a lemon flavor, we generally think of a Lemon Pepper seasoning from a jar.  Well most of those aren’t the greatest for you as sugar is added along with probably some not so wonderful processed ingredients.  This recipe is not only a lot healthier, but also more flavorful than those seasonings that come from a jar.

To go along with the chicken, I also grilled up some green beans.  The green beans were very simple to prepare.  Combine with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and place on the grill over medium-low heat.  Grill until soft.

Grilling primarily healthy with lean meats, no sugar or processed foods is a tough challenge at times, so I am looking for more healthy recipes.  If you have an idea, please post it at Looking For Health Grilling Recipes.  If I try the recipe, it will definitely be featured on my blog and appropriate credits given to the person who passed it on to me!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice (from fresh Lemons)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts

Directions:

In a bowl combine all ingredients, except the chicken breast, and mix well.  Add in the chicken breast, cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours (night before works great).

Prepare the grill for medium-high direct grilling.  Add the chicken breast to the grill and grill about 4 to 5 minutes per side over direct heat, juices should run clear.