The addition of Lavender essential oil in this grilled chicken recipe adds a surprising delicious flavor to foods. This recipe comes from the Young Living Lavender Harvest Days Festival where these long-standing favorites, Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Viniagrette, delighted visitors taste buds.
Grilled Lavender Honey Breast of Chicken
- 3/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup lavender honey (made with YL Lavender essential oil, see below)*
- 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender buds, finely ground in a spice grinder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 8 boneless chicken breasts
Make the Lavender Honey by placing 1/4 cup honey in a small bowl and adding 1 drop YL Lavender essential oil. Tip: make sure not to add more than one drop – using a spoon, put one drop onto the spoon (just in case too much comes out) then add the one drop to your honey.
In a large bowl, mix the vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, honey, lavender, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Preheat a grill to medium. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill. Cook, turning the chicken every 5 minutes and brushing occasionally with marinade, for 15 minutes, or until no longer pink when tested with a sharp knife. Discard any remaining marinade. Serves 8.
*Note: This recipe is for use only with Young Living Essential Oils, please do not substitute other brands as they are not food grade and should never be used in cooking or ingested.
Articles by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor #476766
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