If you need a super quick and easy source of protein, this is your ticket (I even forgot to document the end result this was so quick)! Simply throw some chicken breast in this marinade overnight and toss it on a grill pan the next day and you’ve got a versatile stash of flavorful protein. I added it cold to an arugula salad with chipotle lime ranch dressing and it was a delicious and satisfying lunch for work! You can also eat it over quinoa and grilled veggies, on its own as a snack, or any other way you can dream up. This marinade is packed with flavor and keeps the chicken perfectly tender and juicy.
Basil Lime Chicken (Adapted from Goodness Gracious) (Difficulty-Easy; Serves 4)
- 2 lbs. organic free-range chicken breasts
- 2 organic limes, juiced and zested
- 4 organic scallions, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. chopped basil
- 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. organic mustard
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp. liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine the zest and juice of 2 limes, Olive Oil, Mustard, Worcestershire, liquid aminos or soy sauce, green onions, garlic, and salt and pepper and mix well. Trim and cut chicken into even cutlets and place in a tupperware container. Pour marinade over the chicken and marinate for 1 hour or overnight. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and brush lightly with olive oil. Place chicken on grill and sear 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from grill and let rest a few minutes before serving.