Food & Drink
by Aspect County

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken with Avocado Corn Salad

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For the Chicken Marinade:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

14 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

12 teaspoon black pepper

For the Avocado Corn Salad:

2 ripe avocados, diced

2 cups fresh corn kernels (or frozen, thawed)

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

14 cup red onion, finely chopped

14 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (optional)

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salt and black pepper to taste

Marinate the Chicken:

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.Add the chicken breasts, ensuring they are well-coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours for best results.

Prepare the Avocado Corn Salad:
In a large bowl, combine the diced avocados, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad and gently toss to combine. Set aside.

Grill the Chicken:
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using a stovetop grill pan, preheat over medium-high heat and lightly oil the pan.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 6 – 7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C) and is no longer pink in the centre.

Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Slice the grilled chicken breasts and serve alongside the avocado corn salad. Garnish with additional cilantro or a squeeze of lime juice if desired.

For an extra burst of flavour, consider grilling the corn before adding it to the salad.

This dish pairs well with a light, crisp white wine or a refreshing iced tea.

Enjoy this vibrant and healthy summer dish that’s perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining! 

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