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Big Black Dog: Lavender Chicken

July 11, 2008

Lavender Chicken


This is one of our favorite recipes and I was so surprised the first time I made it because Mr. Tastebuds really enjoyed it! You can whip this up before going to work, let it sit in the refrigerator all day and then dinner can be ready in about 20 minutes. See quick, easy, uniquely delicious and so summer yet it tastes fabulous during the long winter months too!



Lavender Chicken with Lemon
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

4 whole, skinless chicken breasts, deboned
Juice of 2 lemons
Zest of 2 lemons
1 c. EVOO
1/4 c. lavender blossoms
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. fresh basil, minced

Optional:
1/2 tsp fresh marjoram
1/2 tsp fresh tarragon **See note
1/2 tsp fresh thyme

Put all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag and put it in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4-5 hours, longer is better. A half hour before you want to serve dinner, remove chicken breasts and discard the marinate. Grill for 20 minutes turning once. Garnish with slices of lemon.

Note: Although fresh tarragon is one of my all time favorite flavors it is a strong, overpowering herb so be careful with how much you add.



Side Note: I am posting this recipe for my beautiful niece, Joelle, who is in cook-off with one of her neighbors. The Lavender Chicken is a sure winner...GO GET 'em girl!!!


My Lavender Chicken is my entry in the July Monthly Mingle Grill It blog event hosted by Sig of Live to Eat.




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9 Comments:

Blogger kat said...

yum, I love the taste of lavender in food

July 11, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Your chicken sounds so good! I've must seed some lavender up!

July 11, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger giz said...

Lavender blossoms aren't so readily available but I do have lavender oil - I wonder if that would work.

July 11, 2008 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Hmmmm....is the lavender oil food grade? If so it would probably work but I'm not sure how much to use. You can substitute Herbs de Provence too which contains lavender blossoms.

July 11, 2008 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous african vanielje said...

Delish! We have an organic lavender farm just up the road. Guess where I'm going this week

July 12, 2008 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

This sounds fabulous. I saw your post, then bought a bunch of lavender blossoms at the farmers market this morning. I can't wait to try your recipe later this evening. Thanks for the great idea!

July 12, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger OhioMom said...

Great recipe, hope your niece does well, using one of your recipes she should not have a problem :)

July 13, 2008 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Sig said...

Wow, what an exotic recipe... I can imagine the taste.. Gotta get me some lavender blossoms. Thank you for sending this to MM-Grill It event!

July 21, 2008 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Meeta said...

I would never have paired chicken and lavender together - sounds pretty fantastic. Thanks for joining the MM this month!

July 22, 2008 at 7:49 AM  

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