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!
- 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
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.