Thursday, August 22, 2013

Basil Lime Grilled Chicken

Megan and I celebrated our birthday's together for the 4th year in a row. We had a blast with Em doing another restaurant crawl, this time in Hollywood! Here we are exchanging gifts, just before heading out on the town.
 At our first stop, The Hungry Cat. We ate crab legs and drank some yummy lemonade cocktails!
 Cheers to the 3Bs!
 At our 2nd stop, Fabiolus Cucina Italiana, for some wonderful homemade pasta dishes!
 In front of our last stop, Beso. It is Eva Longoria's restaurant. 
 We had a Fried Banana Split for dessert, YUM! I LOVE these girls, they are the best friends a girl could ask for!
 My fav drink of the night, called a Pretty Girl. Made with strawberries, basil, vodka, and sparkling wine! 

I made this chicken a few weeks ago. It has delicious flavors. I think it would be great over a salad, rice or pasta!

Basil Lime Grilled Chicken
Here it is over salad.
2 Limes juice and zest
1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1.5 Tbsp olive oil
1.5 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1.5 Tbsp Worcestershire
1.5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
3 green onions
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp chopped basil
salt and pepper
4 chicken tenders

Zest limes.
Chop green onions and garlic.
Stir together zest and juice of 1.5 limes, 1.5 tbsp olive oil, mustard, worcestershire, soy sauce, half of the green onions, 1/2 garlic, salt and pepper.

Place this marinate in a bag with the chicken and allow it marinate for 1 hour.
Chop Basil.
Mix together basil, rest of green onions, rest of garlic, 2 Tbsp olive oil, juice and zest of 1/2 lime. Set aside.
Remove chicken from marinate and grill for 5 minutes per side.
Remove chicken from grill. Slice chicken and place on a plate.
Pour basil dressing over the sliced chicken. You can serve this alone with a side dish or over lettuce as a salad.

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