Ah, summer! We all enjoy those hazy lazy days. Even better? Using your freshly grown herbs in some delicious home cooking. Here is a quick and easy coffee coated chicken recipe to help keep you in the sun and out of the kitchen! Enjoy!
• 6 – 8 chicken breasts — cut in half crosswise (cutlet style) and tenderized to about 1/4 inch thickness
• 1 cup of coffee
• 3 – 5 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• 1 teaspoon of pepper
• 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
• 1 – 2 cloves of garlic
• A handful of fresh rosemary, parsley, oregano, and chives
1) In a zip-lock bag combine coffee, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Add the chicken breasts to the bag. Shake the bag until your chicken is coated thoroughly.
2) Place the chicken in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least one hour.
3) Remove any stems from your herbs and coarsely chop.
4) In a sauté pan add 1 tablespoon olive oil, crushed garlic, and enough fresh herbs to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. I have these herbs growing in my garden, but you can find them in the fresh produce section of your local grocery. Heat over a medium-high flame.
5) When the oil is hot add your chicken and some of the marinade. Cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of your chicken) until done. Baste the chicken with the sizzling herbs when you flip it over.
6) Remove the chicken from the heat and sprinkle some herbs over your now complete dish. I chose to prepare some asparagus along with my chicken, but this meal would be great with any vegetable of your choosing.