Ingredients:

For the Lemon Herb Marinade:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Quinoa:

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
Salt to taste
For the Roasted Vegetables:

2 cups mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, asparagus)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:

1. Marinate the Chicken:

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag or a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over them.
Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, marinate for a few hours or overnight for maximum flavor.
2. Prepare the Quinoa:

In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or chicken broth to a boil.
Add the rinsed quinoa and a pinch of salt.
Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is fluffy and the liquid is absorbed.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork and set it aside.
3. Roast the Vegetables:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Toss the mixed vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet.
Roast the vegetables for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.
4. Grill the Chicken:

Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and grill them for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and they are no longer pink in the center.
Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
5. Assemble the Dish:

Serve the grilled lemon herb chicken over a bed of cooked quinoa.
Add the roasted vegetables on the side.
Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil and an extra drizzle of lemon juice, if desired.
This healthy chicken recipe is not only packed with flavor but also provides a well-balanced meal with lean protein, whole grains, and a variety of vegetables. Enjoy!

 

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