Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts with Thyme Gremolata

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • For gremolata:
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • Garnish:
  • Lemon slices
  • Thyme sprigs
Directions
  • In a bowl whisk together lemon juice, pepper and salt to taste and add oil in a stream, whisking until marinade is emulsified. With a rolling pin or smooth side of a meat pounder flatten chicken 1/4-inch thick between sheets of plastic wrap. In a large resealable plastic bag marinate chicken in marinade, chilled, 30 minutes.

  • Prepare grill. Make gremolata: In a small bowl stir together gremolata ingredients. Grill chicken on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until just cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side.

  • Serve chicken sprinkled with gremolata and garnished with lemon and thyme.


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