12 May 2008

Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Lemony Grilled Vegetables

I'm over in Saskatchewan for a week visiting with friends and family, so I don't know how much cooking I'll be doing this week, but tonight I cooked for everyone. I was going to make a stew recipe I found online, but it was so nice outside today that I decided to barbecue instead. (Or grill, really.)

I didn't really have a recipe for either part of this meal, but it was easily enough to make something up. The chicken... I made a lemon-thyme butter, which I smeared under the skin and used to baste as I was cooking. (It was just lemon zest, thyme leaves, garlic, salt and pepper in the butter.) It didn't have quite a strong enough thyme taste, but it was really moist, tasty chicken. I think I'd definitely make that again.

And the vegetables... it was basically the same flavours, but the lemon was really the strongest taste. I had the vegetables on skewers, and drizzled over a dressing made of lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic, thyme leaves, salt and pepper. After they were grilled, I gave them another shot of lemon juice just to perk the flavour up a bit.

So good.

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