Lemon and Herb Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

Chicken breasts grilled in the oven till golden brown. The chicken breasts are lightly seasoned with fresh lemon juice, parsley and dried herbs.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinned and rinsed thoroughly
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 25g butter or margarine, cubed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried herbs (shop purchased)
  • 2  1/2 teaspoons ginger and garlic paste

 

Method 

  1. Place the chicken breasts on a large plate.
  2. Sprinkle generous amounts of salt on the surface of each chicken breast.
  3. Ensure that the salt is rubbed in evenly on both sides of the chicken breasts.
  4. On one side of each chicken breast sprinkle dried herbs, lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper.
  5.  Stir in the ginger and garlic paste.
  6. Mix well to ensure an even distribution of flavour.
  7. Cut 4 even diagonal slits along the length of each chicken breast.
  8. Place a piece of butter or margarine into the slit of each breast.
  9. Place the marinated chicken breast in an oven proof tray and bake on 180 degrees.
  10. Grill the chicken for 15 minutes then turn it over and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  11. Remove the chicken breasts from the oven, insert a knife into the chicken to ensure that the chicken is cooked to the bone.
  12. If the chicken is not cooked through , return it to the oven and grill for a further 10 minutes.
  13. Serve the lemon and herb grilled chicken breasts with baked potato or fried potato chips.