Lemon-Basil Chicken with Garlic Grilled Tomatoes and Skillet Broccoli

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Lemon-Basil Chicken with Garlic Grilled Tomatoes and Skillet Broccoli 4.33/5 (6 votes)

Roasting broccoli is by far my favorite preparation. It's tender, yet slightly charred, and really has a unique flavor which I adore. What I don't adore, is how hot my kitchen gets when the oven is set to 425 for 20 minutes! Problem solved! Using the skillet resulted in the same great flavor and a cool kitchen. Oh, and the tomatoes...savory, garlicy, deliciousness. The chicken's not too shabby either. Total Win!!

Lemon Basil Chicken

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shallow dish or resealable bag and let marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium high. Remove chicken from marinade and grill 5-6 minutes per side, basting with marinade occasionally, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  3. Discard remaining marinade.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 155g Calories 334 Fat 21 Sat Fat 4 Sodium 437 Carbs 1 Sugars 0 Fiber 0 Protein 33.

Garlic Grilled Tomatoes

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tomato, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine olive oil and garlic in a small microwave safe dish.
  2. Microwave for 20-30 seconds. Then let stand for 2-3 minutes. This allows the garlic to somewhat infuse into the oil.
  3. Lightly grease the grill grates and heat to medium high.
  4. Place tomatoes, cut side down, on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Flip, carefully drizzle with garlic oil, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 72 Fat 7 Sat Fat 1 Sodium 3 Carbs 2 Sugars 1 Fiber 1 Protein 1.

Skillet Charred Almond Broccoli

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat cast iron (or other heavy skillet) over medium high heat.
  2. Add almonds to the dry pan (no oil is necessary).
  3. Carefully brown the almonds, then transfer them to a plate and reserve.
  4. Add broccoli florets to the pan (again - no oil is necessary). Stir occasionally to prevent them from getting too charred - about 5-6 minutes total.
  5. Drizzle the lemon juice over the broccoli and give it a good toss.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with almonds and parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 117 Fat 5 Sat Fat 1 Sodium 124 Carbs 13 Sugars 3 Fiber 5 Protein 8.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids wanted nothing to do with the tomatoes, but devoured everything else.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Skip the chicken recipe. Lightly oil thick slices of sourdough. Grill on one side, flip and top with a slice of mozzarella and basil leaf. Let melt and serve with grilled tomatoes.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Gluten free as written.

3 Comments

  1. Leigh says:

    I just made the chicken from this meal, but it was delicious. I’ll definitely be using this marinade again.

  2. dharrington05 says:

    roasted the broccoli in the oven which was easier and skipped the tomatoes. had to substitute lime juice for the lemon but it was still delicious

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