Citrus Marinated Chicken

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

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.Image