An Our Best Bites summer staple! This garlic herb rub is perfect for grilled chicken and other meats, but is also wonderful rubbed on vegetables before hitting the grill.
1 1/2 tablespoons finely minced or pressed garlic
1 large or 2 small lemons, zested and juiced
1/3–1/2 cup minced fresh herbs, preferably a combo of basil, rosemary, and oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4–6 tablespoons (or more) extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see note)
Combine garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper. Add olive oil until mixture comes together like a thick sauce. If you have a mini food processor, you can blend the mixture until it becomes the consistency of a chunky pesto. Rub mixture over chicken and/or vegetables and let sit for 20-30 minutes. When ready to cook, preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. Cook a few minutes on each side, turning only once, until done (Internal temp should be about 165 degrees).
Also great on steak, fish, or vegetables!
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