Are your tablemates complaining about having chicken for dinner again?
Sometimes it’s a struggle to feel like eating chicken for dinner is an exciting option, especially when you eat it multiple nights a week. But with the right ingredients and the right marinade, eating chicken can feel enticing again.
Our basil-marinated chicken is a quick and easy seasonal option, and our side dish suggestion helps bring the whole meal together.
Grill-Worthy Basil-Marinated Chicken
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
In a mixing bowl, combine the oil, red wine vinegar, chopped onion, sea salt and whole peppercorns. Whisk thoroughly, and transfer the marinade to a sealable plastic bag.
Put the boneless skinless chicken breasts inside the plastic bag, seal and refrigerate between 3 and 6 hours.
When you’re ready to grill, remove the chicken from the marinade and grill on medium to high heat until browned, or between 4 and 5 minutes on each side.
Side Dish Tip: Grilled Squash
- 3-4 yellow squash or zucchini
- 1 garlic glove, minced
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ sea salt
- ¼ fresh cracked peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Halve the squash or zucchini.
Combine marinade ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use a brush to apply the marinade to the squash, but be careful to save some for use while grilling.
Place the squash on medium to high heat and grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Brush squash with some of the marinade before turning to grill the other side.The convenience of home food delivery allows you to focus on cooking instead of shopping. Request free samples to use in the chicken recipe above or any other in your arsenal.