Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fresh Lemon Ginger Chicken

I love lemon, and ginger. I decided to put these ingredients together to achieve a full tart flavor. I made this with chicken breast, but you could prepare the marinade and use it to grill chicken legs/wings on your BBQ. If you are choosing the legs/wings option buy 2-3 lbs. chicken.

Fresh Lemon Ginger Chicken

4 chicken breasts
1 T lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp thyme

Place all ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Mix till chicken is fully coated. Put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to marinate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray glass baking dish with non stick spray and add chicken and juice from the bag. Bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees. Remove from oven.  Drizzle the juice from the pan over the meat- enjoy!

*If you are grilling, save some of the juice to brush onto your wings 1/2 way through grilling. You can also add a bit of butter to lemon juice to help in the browning of the chicken.