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I'm a midwestern girl who lives in Iowa with my amazing husband, Tim and our incredible son Theodore.  I love to cook, entertain family and friends, visit unknown travel destinations, and enjoy the occasional martini.  

 

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Honey Lemon Grilled Chicken Salad with Homemade Dressing

May 20, 2013

Welcome back to me – sorry I’ve been absent on the blog posting lately.  This past week was a little nutty with finishing a huge paper for grad school and a big weekend at work.  It doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon, which is ok with me.  Cheers to a great week ahead and the beginning of summer!

To celebrate warm temperatures and summer hours starting for work this week, I’ve got a great new homemade salad.  This honey-lemon chicken is enhanced with some diced basil on top.  I served mine over a fresh summer salad and whipped up my own lemon-honey dressing.  Pretty darn tasty if you ask me.

 

Yumm!

 

Honey Lemon Grilled Chicken Salad with Vinaigrette 
(Recipe inspired by this)

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1/4 C. lemon juice

  • 1/3 C. honey

  • 1/4-1/3 C. fresh basil

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts

Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette 

  • 1/4 C. Olive Oil

  • 1/4 C. Lemon Juice

  • Dash of honey

  • Splash of salt

Stir all ingredients vigorously with fork.  Pour over salad.

 

Whisk together honey, zest and lemon juice. Cut chicken into 4-5 smaller pieces.  Place the chicken and marinade in a dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-6 hours.  Make Vinaigrette.

 

Heat grill to medium high heat and add the chicken. Cook for 4-6 minutes and flip. Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes.  Remove from the grill and let sit for 4-6 minutes.  Sprinkle with fresh basil. Feel free to serve chicken over fresh salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette.  Enjoy!

 

 

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