It's not hard to tell when I find a new cookbook that inspires me because I tend to make a lot of new recipes from it right after I get them. The Lemon and Oregano Rubbed Chicken came from Cooking Light's Five Star Recipes and was one of those main dishes that went together in the blink of an eye. When it comes to weeknight meals that is key!
Rather than pounding the chicken, I opted to slice each chicken breast in half which accomplished the same goal without getting out any aggression. The rub was a thick consistency, but with just enough moisture that it was able to cover all four pieces of chicken. Don't skip the step of squeezing a bit of lemon over each piece before serving because it really makes the flavor bright and light - perfect for a summer dinner. Serve this with a simple salad of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes and lettuce and you have a complete meal.
This grilled chicken is a perfect dish to share with Joelen's Culinary Adventures and her Grilled Recipes round-up that will be posted after all entries are received by July 27th. There are sure to be a ton of fantastic grilling ideas from around the blogging world!
If you have leftover grilled chicken, as we did, you can slice it up and make another simple dinner of grilled wraps. My Husband added sauteed Vidalia onions to the wraps and their sweetness really complimented the chicken.
Now, for more simple summer dinner ideas, go check out these blogs:
Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad from A Corner of My Kitchen
Summer Zucchini with Grilled Chicken Pasta from Picky Palate
Sicilian Summer Pasta from Good Things Catered