With their sunny zest and refreshing juice, lemons aren’t just delicious, they also pack a healthy punch. Lemons are a good source of many key nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and fibre.
Lemons are versatile. Try adding lemon juice to marinades, lemon slices to creamy pasta sauces, or featuring fresh lemons in lemon custards or meringues for an ultimate dessert. When cooking with lemons, you can use their zest or juice, but try them grilled Grilling intensifies the flavour of the lemon juice. Just put some slices on the grill along with your fish, beef or chicken.
Try this easy recipe for grilled chicken with lemon:
Grilled Chicken with Lemon
zest of two lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
6 cloves chopped garlic
5 sprigs rosemary
1 tsp kosher salt
coarse black pepper to taste
4 large chicken thighs
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large shallow baking dish, whisk together the juice and zest of 2 lemons, 1/2 cup olive oil, 6 cloves chopped garlic, 5 sprigs of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and plenty of coarse black pepper.
Add 4 large chicken thighs to the mixture, toss to coat and let the chicken rest for 45 minutes at room temperature.
Before cooking, be sure the chicken thighs are skin-side up. Cut the remaining zested lemons into halves or quarters, and nestle them among the chicken. Add a final grind of black pepper on top.
Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until the juices run clear. If you would like extra browning, briefly place the baking dish under the broiler.