Some people despise prepared garlic; I cannot always take the time for fresh garlic and so, I always have a bottle of Christopher Ranch Organic Chopped Garlic on hand. Ditto, if you don’t have fresh lemons by all means use bottled lemon juice and zest. Is there a price for substitutions? Yes, but if that is the time you have or the ingredients on hand, I won’t call the Chef Police.
- 2-4 organic, humanely raised chicken breast (the butcher will cut up chickens for you if you ask)
- 2 organic lemons for juice and zest (take 1-3 thin slices from the middle of each before juicing for presentation)
- 1 organic lime (optional, again, 1-3 thin slices for presentation)
- 2 t Pepper Pesto (use hot or less hot to your liking)
- 1 thumb of organic ginger, peeled and diced
- 1 t chopped garlic, or 2-3 fresh cloves
- 1/3 c organic olive oil
- pepper, salt, and a bit of cumin
In baking dish, mix all the ingredients, setting aside enough thin sliced lemons and limes to garnish the chicken breasts later. Roll the chicken breasts around in the mixture, and refrigerate to marinade. Turn them two or three times during the day.
This can be grilled or broiled, depending upon your circumstances/cooking possibilities. The three breasts below took approximately an hour in the oven. I served them over rice with some of the drippings over them, a salad on the side. Turkey thighs or a breast can be substituted but change cooking times to reflect the size of the items, and baste if a turkey breast is used.
Aquabee Super Deluxe 9×9-inch journal with a Platinum Preppy fountain pen,
Noodler’s ink, and Daniel Smith, QoR and Holbien watercolors.
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