Simple dinners are such a lovely pleasure in life. A few kitchen staples and local organic peppers from my CSA share was all I needed. This grilled lemon oregano chicken comes together very easily and it is so tasty! Lots of side options here like rice, salad and potatoes to name a few. If you are looking for a healthy, easy dinner on the grill: you've found it.
Community Supported Agriculture: A Great Way to Support Local Farmers
But before I get into that, I would like to welcome you to Season 2 of my Community Supported Agriculture Series. My confesssion to you: I'm a bit late in posting this recipe from my summer share, but better late than never, right?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is all about supporting local farms by buying a share of their harvest before the growing season and receiving farm fresh produce every week for a certain period of time. As I did last year, I purchased a summer farm share at Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA.
The weekly pick-ups are like taking a vacation from life. I arrive at the farm to be greeted by amazing fresh salad greens, kale, swiss chard, napa cabbage, carrots, broccolini, strawberries, zucchini, and so much more. It’s such a relaxing summer ritual and I truly enjoy knowing I’m eating healthy, organic veggies that were locally grown.
I highly encourage you to look into any CSA opportunities within your community. I know it can get a little pricey depending on where you are. Ultimately, you can always split a share with a friend and make it your weekly “thing” to pick up your CSA together. I did this years ago with a friend of mine and we loved it. Most farms offer different size shares to suit different needs.
Lemon Oregano Chicken with Charred Organic Peppers: An Easy, Healthy Meal Option
I had forgotten about the deliciousness of grilling peppers until recently. I went to a bbq and my friend threw a bunch of peppers on the grill. This is an excellent idea for a side to your other grilled foods. The peppers were charred on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. They were insanely delicious! It all came together when I arrived at Clark Farm for my CSA pick-up. To my delight, there were multiple bins of colorful peppers. And we could take quite a few! My immediate thought: I'm tossing these in olive oil, salt and pepper and throwing them on the grill. In the end, this grilled lemon oregano chicken paired with awesome Clark Farm peppers was a no-brainer.
Sometimes we need to have easy dinner options. To me, throwing everything on the grill is about as easy as it gets. For the peppers, use what you love. Pick your favorites at the store, mild or spicy, it's your choice. When cooking with a lean piece of protein like boneless breast of chicken, using a marinade is the way to go. Chicken breast on its own has very little flavor. I like the pop of the lemon and white wine vinegar of this flavor profile and I do love oregano too. Love it. I've been getting more into dried oregano lately so if you're into that too - this one's for you!
Easy Steps for Grilled Lemon Oregano Chicken with Charred Lemons & Peppers
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