Grilled Chicken w/ Summer Vegetables

For the Marinade:
2 Tablespoons Whole grain mustard
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 garlic gloves minced
1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley chopped
2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano chopped
1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme chopped
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
2 4-6 ounces Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast

For the Vegetables: (for phase 2 substitute allowed veggies)
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 medium Zucchini
1 Red Onion
2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil Thinly sliced
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Teaspoon plus one pinch Sea Salt

First, prepare the marinade for the chicken by whisking together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Place the chicken breasts into a glass container, then pour the marinade over the top. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
When ready to make dinner, prep the vegetables for the grill. Remove the stem and seeds from the pepper and cut it into large strips. Cut the zucchini in half length wise. Cut the onion into 4 wedges, making sure that part of the root is attached to each wedge. This will keep the onion from falling apart. Place all of the vegetables in a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and toss to coat.
Prepare a grill and once hot, place the chicken on one side of the grill, reserving the marinade. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes and then add the vegetables to the other side of the grill. Continue grilling the chicken for another 2 to 3 more minutes and then flip. Grill the other side for another 5 to 7 minutes. Then baste the chicken with the marinade, place the top on the grill, and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, flip the vegetables a few times to avoid burning. Once the veggies are soft and tender, remove from the grill and place on a cutting board. Allow to cool until you can handle them, then cut into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl and toss with the basil, lemon juice, and remaining salt (if needed).
To serve, divide the vegetables between two plates, slice the chicken, and place on top of the veggies.


Posted on July 21, 2015, in Chicken, Low Carb, Paleo, Phase 2, Phase 3, Recipes, Sugar detox, Veggies. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Grilled Chicken w/ Summer Vegetables.

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