Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's for Dinner?

It's FINALLY time to fire up the grill so I thought I would share my favorite grilled recipe ever....it has all my favorites in it and it was adapted from a dish served at Carrabba's Italian Grill ( Also one of my favorites). With two kiddos it's hard to sneak away for a date night so my hubby and I came up with our own version to make at home any time we want...and the best part is the kids love it too!!

Carmella's Chicken

Boneless, skinless chicken breast
sun dried tomato marinade (we like Ken's salad dressing)
4oz goat cheese
fresh basil, cut into thin strips
lemon zest and juice from 1/2 lemon

Marinate the chicken in the sun dried tomato dressing for at least two hours. Grill chicken until done,( when juices run clear). Top the grilled chicken with goat cheese, then basil ( *an easy way to cut thin strips of basil is to lay 3 or 4 leaves on top of each other and roll, then slice starting at one end and working your way down)
Finally, sprinkle the zest of one lemon over the chicken and squeeze half of lemon over entire dish.... the tart lemon seems to work perfectly with the goat cheese...yummmm!

We usually serve this dish with oven roasted asparagus.....(drizzle with olive oil, cracked pepper and sea salt, spread out on a sheet pan and bake at 425 for about 20 minutes) 

Hope you will try it and let me know what you think!

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  1. Hi, I just joined your blog....you have some great ideas!
    have a great day,

  2. That made me hungry just looking at the photo! Looks delicious!

  3. This sounds really good. I'm always looking for new ways to serve chicken. I have never had goat cheese, but I have yet to meet a cheese that I don't love!!

  4. looks delish! thanks for partying with whipperberry!

  5. Darn, I missed dinner again. :) Next time!


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