Monday, April 07, 2008

Wow sweety, I think you've finally got the hang of the grill pan!

In general, my husband has one of those memories where he only remembers the good things. His childhood was perfect, every meal his parents made was the best ever, college was "the life." There is one exception. One time when I was grilling chicken, I heated the pan on high heat, and forgot to turn it down when I added the chicken. What resulted was black chicken that was raw on the inside. Even though I've made countless grilled items since that one occasion, for some reason it is permanently embedded in Jon's mind. So when I brought dinner to the table last night, I was greeted by the title of this post. Sigh.

I wanted to do something light and springy and bring chicken back as a regular staple into our diet. Grilled chicken is my favorite since its so easy and doesn't require a lot of extra ingredients. A little drizzle of homemade citrus vinaigrette and this meal basically makes itself. It's so light and easy that it almost begs a fancy presentation, so I threw it on top of some arugula, tomatoes, onions, and avocado - also tossed with the same citrus vinaigrette.

In case you haven't guessed - Jon really enjoyed this dinner!

Citrus Vinaigrette
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

1) Combine orange juice and lemon juice
2) Whisk in olive oil
3) Season with salt and pepper.

If you're not moving, this is a great dressing to keep in the fridge for your summer salads!


  1. I think the comment was cute. :)

  2. mmm...all of my faves on one plate.

  3. That looks great! TOTALLY my perfect dinner. Yum!

  4. Sounds like a great and versatile vinagrette! :-)

  5. i love to add avocado to my salads, also! it really adds a great buttery taste :)

  6. Hmmm Rob's always good at remembering the one time I did something wrong too! Great work on getting "the hang of the grill pan" lol. And great vinaigrette too.

  7. This looks so good! Definitely saving this one to try. Thanks! Good job on the grill too!

  8. ....and now honey...(i.e.Jon), it's your turn to get the hang of the grill so I'll just put my feet up and watch you.

  9. only 4 ingredients for that one... all of which currently live in my apt. awesome. :)

  10. Just wanted to leave you another comment - I made this last night and am addicted now. So good! Thanks again!