Lemon and garlic chicken recipe

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Chicken breasts marinaded in lemon juice and garlic, grilled, and served with a tomato basil sauce. Great as a main dish when served with a simple green salad and pasta or polenta.
Preparation time: 60 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes, Serves: 4 



Ingredients

4 chicken breasts

For the marinade
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp minced garlic
3 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

For the tomato sauce
1 pound whole plum tomatoes
2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil

Directions

Marinade and grill the chicken
Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add the chicken, toss well, cover with plastic wrap and marinade in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Prepare the tomato sauce
Grill the tomatoes in high oven until their skins blister. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Add roasted tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, sugar, water, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a blender and process until smooth. Add the chopped basil and stir.

Finish the dish
Grill the marinaded chicken over charcoal (you can optionally broil) for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Serve the chicken with the tomato sauce and freshly cooked pasta or polenta.


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