Cooking with our Farmers Market Finds

Today was a long work day but I had so much basil from the Farmers Market this weekend, I had to cook with basil! Although my son said he was exhausted from his long day of camp, the minute I started pounding the chicken, he was at my side to help! Making a mess, of course, but helping!

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Fresh Basil. Smells so yummy!

Both my kids wanted to use the basil and the yellow zucchini they picked out themselves this weekend. They were excited to rinse the basil, rip it, and add it to the chicken and vegetables!

My husband, my sister (in town visiting for Lollapalooza), my children, and I sat around the table for a healthy and yummy family dinner! I was extremely happy with the way our farmers market finds turned into an amazing dinner! Get messy! Have fun! And eat healthy!

Basil Lemon Chicken Recipe:

1 ½ lbs chicken breasts- pounded thin

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried rosemary

1 lemon- fresh squeezed

salt to taste

pepper to taste

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh basil- shredded

1.)  Pound chicken breasts thin.

2.)  In a bowl, add chicken, sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste, dried spices, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh basil.

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Marinating the chicken.

3.)  Cover with aluminum foil and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.

4.)  Grill chicken, about 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

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Loved the sweet taste of yellow zucchini.

Yellow Zucchini and Broccoli with Basil Recipe:

2 yellow zucchini- sliced thin

2 bunches broccoli- chopped into bite size pieces

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

salt to taste

pepper to taste

garlic powder to taste

2 cups marinara sauce

1 cup Parmesan cheese- freshly shredded

1 tbsp fresh basil- shredded

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We used the basil! It was delicious!

1.)  In a large pan on medium high heat, add olive oil and vegetables.

2.)  Sprinkle on salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

3.)  Stir vegetables frequently for 5 minutes.

4.)  Lower heat to medium low and pour in marinara sauce. Stir for 1 minute.

5.)  Add Parmesan cheese and basil. Stir for 3 minutes. Serve along side Basil Chicken.

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