The beginning of spring can be seen in many different signs. The trees begin to bud, daffodils and tulips begin to bloom, the weather is nice enough to spend the day outside... and finally, it's grilling season! Which means we'll be throwing various things on the grill nearly every day.
I found a recipe on Cooking Light that was for a Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad. I decided to use the marinade for the chicken, but put it over salad greens and use some toppings we prefer instead of what the recipe said to do. The marinade is so simple. Mix together 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup EVOO and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves. Then, pour the marinade over the chicken breasts and allow to sit in the fridge for about 1 hour. The lemon flavor is not as overpowering as I thought it might be and the chicken was nice and juicy. This is one of those super simple meals that could be prepared on a busy weeknight without too much effort, which will be a recurring theme on this blog during the next couple of months of little league baseball season!