Level Up Your Chicken Dish With Garlic Lemon Chicken Marinade
Are you tired of the same old, bland chicken dishes?
Look no further than the amazing and easy-to-make Garlic Lemon Chicken Marinade.
The Magic of Ingredients
To create this delicious marinade, you’ll need a handful of simple yet powerful ingredients:
Lemon Juice & Zest
The stars of this marinade, lemon juice and zest adds a refreshing citrusy note that brightens up the flavors.
The culinary superhero that never disappoints. With its bold and unmistakable taste, garlic infuses the chicken with a wonderful depth of flavor.
The fragrant and slightly peppery characteristics of dried basil add an aromatic touch to the marinade. It complements the other flavors and enhances the overall taste profile of the dish.
Dried parsley brings a delicate grassy note, along with a fresh and herbaceous flavor. It not only adds visual appeal but also contributes to the delightful symphony of flavors in the marinade.
The golden elixir of cooking, olive oil brings all the components of the marinade together. It helps to create a smooth texture and acts as a carrier for the flavors.
The Perfect Pairings
Here are some ideas to complement the Garlic Lemon Chicken:
- Slice the tender chicken and toss it into a crisp salad made with fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing. A burst of tangy, garlicky chicken in every bite!
- For a fulfilling dinner, pair your Garlic Lemon Chicken with roasted potatoes and a side of steamed asparagus. This combination will satiate your appetite and leave you with a satisfied smile.
- Serve the marinated chicken over a bed of fluffy rice pilaf to mingle and create a harmonious balance.
So whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, this flavor explosion will leave a lasting impression. So, grab those ingredients, marinate your chicken, and get ready to have the best dinner ever!
Garlic Lemon Chicken Marinade
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- Mince 3 cloves of garlic and zest a lemon.
- Squeeze the juices of a lemon.
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of dried basil, 1 teaspoon of dried parsley, lemon zest and salt.
- Slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup of olive oil while whisking continuously. Keep whisking until the marinade emulsifies.
- Place your chicken pieces in a ziplock bag or a shallow dish. Ensure there is enough space for the marinade to coat the chicken evenly.
- Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure each piece is fully coated. Massage the marinade into the meat for maximum flavor.