25 mins

Lemon-Basil Chicken with Garlic Grilled Tomatoes and Skillet Broccoli

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....
4.3/5 - (6 votes)

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
Servings:

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a shallow dish or resealable bag and let marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Discard remaining marinade.

Nutrition per serving

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
Servings:

Directions

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

Nutrition per serving

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
Servings:

Directions

  • Heat cast iron (or other heavy skillet) over medium high heat.
  • Add almonds to the dry pan (no oil is necessary).
  • Carefully brown the almonds, then transfer them to a plate and reserve.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the broccoli and give it a good toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with almonds and parmesan.

Nutrition per serving

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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