This is a simple, great summer dish. Light and healthy, this recipe is so flavorful. It's the perfect dish for last-minute company and will truly wow your guests. Let them think that you’ve slaved over the stove all day/grill all afternoon. No one has to know otherwise. Shhh! It’ll be our little secret.
Grilled Chicken Paillard with Lemon and Black Pepper and Arugula-Tomato Salad
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 small shallot, chopped
¼ cup pure olive oil
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground fresh black pepper
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, pounded thinly
½ pound arugula
2 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for garnish
Lemon halves, for garnish
Whisk together lemon juice, shallot, olive oil and black pepper in a large baking dish. Add the chicken, turn to coat and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to high. Remove chicken from marinade, season with salt on both sides and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and just cooked through.
Combine arugula, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl, toss with the vinegar and oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place each paillard on a large plate, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and top with some of the arugula-tomato salad. Garnish with lemon halves.