Tonight I had a dinner challenge, mainly presented by myself. I had chicken along with mostly standard ingredients I have around my kitchen and with these things I had to make a meal. I wanted to only use the food that I had at my house, because I honestly could not make myself go to the store after working all day. So, I came up with this chicken, which I think turned out nicely, and is very simple too [which is always a plus]. I decided to pair this chicken with a pesto pasta [mostly since I had a huge amount of basil], but is versatile enough to go with many different things, such as potatoes, grilled veggies, rice, etc. This recipe is naturally gluten free.
BASIL GARLIC CHICKEN
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoon basil, chopped into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- Place a medium skillet on the stove at medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic, basil, and lemon juice to pan and stir for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Clean chicken and place in skillet, sprinkling with salt and pepper and scooping extra basil mixture on top of chicken. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, then flip to other side and cook another 4-5 minutes. Keep flipping chicken every so often [depending on chicken size] until chicken is golden on the outside and no longer pink in the middle.