If you're going with grilled chicken for dinner, odds are you're looking to keep the cooking process nice and simple. That's exactly the philosophy behind this lemon chicken recipe: easy, fast, and delicious.
- 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Red pepper flakes, to taste
- ¼ cup capers
In a large bowl or plastic bag, add the chicken, olive oil, lemon rounds, and thyme. Make sure the chicken breasts are fully coated and then let marinate for about 25-30 minutes.
When ready, season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook the chicken in a grill pan over medium-high heat, about 6-8 minutes a side, depending on thickness (mine were pretty thick).
To serve, garnish with capers (I also like to grill a few of the marinated lemon rounds to add to the plate as well).