Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Solstice Chicken

While on vacation, we were each assigned a night to make dinner for the family.  Our night fell early in the week and we decided on grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob and Asian slaw.  I was able to make my marinade before we left, using fresh herbs from our garden and it was delicious!  I adapted a recipe from Janice Cole's cookbook, Chicken and Egg; A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes.  The Summer Solstice Chicken was so flavorful but not overpowering (but BRIGHT GREEN), exactly what we needed for our relaxing beach meal :)

Summer Solstice Chicken Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, smashed
approx 1 cup chives, chopped
approx 1 cup cilantro
approx 1/2 cup dill
1 medium white onion, chopped
 2/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Toss everything into food processor and blend until smooth.  Marinade chicken for at least 8 hours or overnight before grilling.  Thanks Brittany for the awesome cookbook, it is full of great recipes :)


Alicia said...

That sounds delicious! I might need to get a copy of that book, sounds like everything is good so far.

Sonya said...

The book is really good, we've liked everything we've tried so far and now Chris really wants chickens :) I would be open to the idea if our yard was bigger!