Pan-Grilled Chicken with Gremolata
- 4 boneless, skin-on, chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 lemon, zest finely minced
- 1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
- 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the tenderloins from the chicken breast and set aside for another use. Brush the chicken lightly with oil, then season the skin with salt and pepper. Place the chicken on the grill skin-side down, and cook until the edges turn opaque, about 6 minutes. (To get nifty cross-hatch grill marks, about half way through cooking reposition the breast about 45 degrees from their original position.) Season with salt and pepper, and turn chicken over, and cook until firm to the touch, about 6 more minutes.
While the chicken cooks, make the gremolata: Chop the garlic, add the salt, and continue chopping to make a paste. In a small bowl, stir the garlic together with the lemon zest, parsley and olive oil Season with pepper, to taste.
Slice the breasts, against the grain and serve with the gremolata.