Chicken thighs that have been marinated for at least 24 hours are perfect for grilling
6-8 chicken thighs
1 generous tbsp dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 lemon, sliced
1/2 lime, sliced
1 tbsp freshly chopped herbs, i.e, basil, rosemary, parsley – experiment…
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
Put all marinade ingredients in ziplock bag and give it a good squish. Once all ingredients are smooth, add the chicken and marinate – the longer the better.
Grill and enjoy! Serve with freshly sliced lemon/lime and chives.
Perfect with Orzo Greek Pasta
I think all pasta recipes are really just a starting point …. I felt like a greek inspired pasta dish tonight so it was off to my favorite deli.
good quality olive oil (I prefer unfiltered)
2 cups raw dried orzo pasta
1/2 cup diced fire roasted tomatoes (canned is fine if they are really good quality)
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
1/2 cup diced canned artichokes
While the pasta is cooking, prepare the tomatoes, feta, olives, and artichokes. Drain the pasta, (reserving a bit of the cooking liquid in case the pasta needs it later).
Once pasta is cooked, toss with remaining ingredients and finish with:
freshly chopped chives, freshly minced basil leaves, a generous splash of olive oil, and salt and pepper (if you like lemon give it a generous squeeze now also)
Serve with citrus marinated chicken, grilled eggplant and maybe even some roasted fennel for a mouth watering, but quick and easy dinner.
Toss well, taste and adjust seasonings.
Today just felt like a day for grilling – spring is in the air, peach blossoms are looking so promising and I felt like a greek inspired dinner! Dinner was great – citrus marinated grilled chicken, greek orzo pasta, grilled lemon eggplant slices and roasted fennel.