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Lemon Basil Chicken Speedies

Bright and fresh main dish. I serve on top of quinoa salad and drizzle the sauce all over!


1/2 Cup Olive Oil

2 – 4 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1 Lemon, first zested (1 teaspoon) then juiced (2 Tablespoons)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

3 Tablespoons Mayonaise

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1.5 pounds chicken, poke with fork then cut into 1×1″ cubes


  1. Sauces: combine oil, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon zest, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Transfer 2 Tablespoons oil mixture to separate bowl and whisk in Mayo, vinegar, and lemon juice. Refrigerate.
  2. Marinate chicken. Put cut up chicken into oil mixture and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes but up to 3 hours.
  3. Grill Chicken: thread chicken onto metal skewers. Grill chicken over high heat until cooked. Approximately 10-15 minutes, turning often.
  4. Serve: Can be served on top of salad, on top of quinoa salad, as a sandwich or on their own. The mayo sauce is spooned over the top of the chicken/salad – and in our family, over every meal we have until it is gone!

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[…] for dinner we ate Lemon Basil Chicken Speedies, red quinoa and cooked carrots. I was rather pleased with myself as I watched my family devour the […]

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