Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken with Quinoa Salad

Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken with Quinoa Salad
Category: Main Dish

Description: Embark on a culinary journey with our Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken, a dish that seamlessly marries the bold flavors of fresh herbs, zesty lemon, and succulent grilled chicken. Paired with a vibrant Quinoa Salad bursting with colorful vegetables, this recipe is a celebration of wholesome ingredients and harmonious tastes. Elevate your dining experience with this exquisite dish that effortlessly combines simplicity and sophistication, leaving your taste buds craving more.


Preparation Mode:

In a bowl, combine finely chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley, minced garlic cloves, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a fragrant herb marinade. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish.

Coat the chicken with the herb marinade, ensuring each piece is generously covered. Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Grill the marinated chicken breasts for approximately 6-8 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). The herbs create a flavorful crust while keeping the chicken moist and tender. While the chicken is grilling, prepare the refreshing Quinoa Salad.

Rinse the quinoa under cold water. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa with double the amount of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed.

Fluff with a fork and let it cool. Dice cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, and red onion. Crumble feta cheese for a creamy touch.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa with the chopped vegetables and feta cheese. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange the Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken on a platter alongside the Quinoa Salad. The aromatic herbs and zesty lemon complement the smoky grilled chicken, while the quinoa salad adds a refreshing contrast. Garnish with additional fresh herbs for a vibrant presentation.

This Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken with Quinoa Salad is a delightful symphony of flavors and textures, offering a perfect balance between the robust grilled chicken and the light, refreshing quinoa salad. Whether enjoyed as a weekday dinner or served at a summer gathering, this recipe is sure to impress with its combination of simplicity and culinary elegance.