Sunday, May 28, 2017

Balsamic Mustard Grilled Chicken





I love finding different ways to flavor my grilled chicken. Frank is not a huge fan of chicken (he'd rather have steak- wouldn't we all?!) but I try to fit it in as much as possible. 

This marinade is SO easy, and it really gives the chicken a great zesty flavor. I bet you already have all of the ingredients in your fridge- give it a try the next time you feel like firing up the grill!



-Ingredients-

1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/4 c dijon mustard
juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced (I use my garlic press)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4-6 chicken breasts

-Directions-

1. Mix all ingredients in a measuring cup. Whisk vigorously to combine.
2. Pour all but 1/4 cup of the mixture into a large zip top bag. Add the chicken.
3. Let marinade 8 hours or overnight.
4. Grill chicken on medium-hot grill until cooked through. Baste with the reserved sauce towards the end of grilling.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Classic Pasta Salad






While I know pasta salad is pretty much a staple that everyone knows how to make, I just wanted to share my version of it. The great thing about pasta salad is you can throw whatever you want in it to suit your own tastes. I have made it before with chunks of cheddar instead of the feta, or sometimes black olives instead of green. However this recipe is my favorite combination!

I really wanted to use whole grain pasta in this dish this time but that got vetoed by Frank- but you could totally do that to make this healthier! I look forward to eating this all week for lunch, maybe even with a little grilled chicken tossed on top. 

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. 

I hope you all have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Welcome, summer!

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