4 – 6 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 lemon zested
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 garlic clove minced
THESE NEED TO MARINATE THE DAY BEFORE BAKING.
Trim any noticeable fat from the chicken breasts if needed
Whisk all but the chicken breasts together. Place the breasts in glass or plastic container preferably with a lid. Pour the marinade over, making sure to lift the breasts so the marinade goes underneath. Marinate overnight, turning once or twice.
Line a sheet pan with foil. Spray lightly. Roast 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165.
Lemony Chicken Sandwich
Brioche Buns or any good Sandwich Bun
Lemony Chicken Breast
3 to 4 slices cucumber
1 to 2 slices tomato
2 tablespoons Lemon Basil Mayonnaise (recipe below)
Slice bun in half. Cut the chicken into 5 or 6 slices. Spread half of the mayonnaise on the bottom of the bun. Layer lettuce, tomato, cucumber and chicken. Spread the top of the bun with the remaining mayonnaise.
Makes 1 sandwich
Lemon Basil Mayonnaise
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup fresh basil, finely cut (about a ..67 oz. package)
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Zest of 1/2 large lemon, grated
Whisk all together. Chill. This will keep for a week in the refrigerator.