Thursday, May 30, 2013

Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with a Make your Own Salad Bar

What to do when you have a bunch of friends come over for lunch.  I know that several friends eat a paleo type diet and we aren't really too far behind that with what we eat, so I thought a make your own salad salad bar would be a easy and fun way to have lunch.

Having a salad bar at work is also fun and easy, just have each person bring one item and don't forget the dressing.

Marinated Chicken Breasts
This marinated 8 chicken breasts
Juice of 2 lemons
Grated lemon peel from 1 lemon
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
1 sprig of rosemary, removed from stem (to do this just hold the rosemary stem from the top and using your other hand putting your other hand at the top, close to where you are holding it, and pull down.  The rosemary will come off the stem)
A couple of sprigs fresh thyme
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Add chicken to a large Ziploc bag, add marinade and knead to incorporate marinade throughout the bag.  Place chicken bag into refrigerator until ready to be cooked.  I marinated this for 18 hours.

To cook the chicken, place the chicken on a 450 Fahrenheit preheated grill.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Using tongs flip the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, repeat for a total cooking time of 20 minutes.

For the Salad Bar:
Green leaf lettuce (this came from our garden)
Grape tomatoes
Green pepper
Hard cooked eggs
Button mushrooms
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Sliced kiwi fruit
Aduki beans
Hemp hearts
A variety of nuts (walnut, almond, pine)
Kalamata olives
Bacon (bacon cut into bits and then cooked)
Grilled Marinated chicken

I apologize for the lack of pictures.  We were so happy to start chowing down that I forgot to take a picture of the spread.

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