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Lemon Garlic Chicken with Herb Salad

TGIF!

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for this weekend. No, I don’t have anything special or unusual planned, it just seems that this week was a bit more hectic than usual.

I surmise, through the astounding intellect I possess (stop laughing!), that it is a direct result of the intense planning and preparation we are undertaking for our big peregrination that is rapidly approaching.

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Aaaaaaaaand, my birthday is 14 days away…** happy dance ** .. I have a great idea for my cake (yes, I make my own), I simply need to alter one of the components so one-half of the posse (aka SJ) will be able to partake in it with us.

Oh, and just in case you were disquisitive about this chicken? It was, in a word, out-stand-ing……..

One year ago: Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Herb Salad – adapted from Martha Stewart

2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
6-7 garlic cloves, mashed or put through a garlic press
1/2 cup white wine
4 tbs. olive oi
4 tbs. unsalted butter
Fresh ground black pepper
5 chicken cutlets, pounded to an even thickness
1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 cup basil leaves, roughly chopped
Mixed herb salad (my local Fresh and Easy sells big bags of this blend)

Season chicken with black pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter until sizzling. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side until browned, about 4 minutes.  Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. Add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, wine, and lemon zest, and stir until well blended and hot.
Arrange salad greens onto a large serving platter. Place chicken on top of greens, then pour the lemon/garlic sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with the parsley and basil.
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