Monday, April 28, 2008

Broiled Chicken with Meyer Lemon Dijon Marinade

First Time Cooking with Meyer Lemons

I don't know what took me so long to buy meyer lemons. I guess because they are a little more expensive than regular lemons, I kind of shyed away. I'm glad I finally broke down and got some! The flavor is so intense and the color is beautiful. They are a little more orangy in color.
This just a simple marinade for a simple weekday dinner. It's quick, easy and very tasty!

Broiled Chicken with Meyer Lemon Dijon Marinade

1 lb. chicken tenderloins or chicken breast cut into smaller pieces
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Combine oil, rind, juice, mustard, garlic, pepper and parsley in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place chicken pieces in a large zip lock plastic bag and add the marinade. Let stand for at least 1/2 hour or longer if possible.

Preheat Broiler.

Place chicken pieces on a broiler pan or baking sheet lined with foil. Broil for 4 minutes on the first side and then 3-4 minutes on the second, or until cooked through.


Emily said...

This is the year of the Meyer lemon.
I just tried my first one a couple of months ago. I really like them, too. I thought they seemed more floral than regular lemons.

The chicken sounds very good.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hey! You found Meyer lemons. Pretty awesome, huh?