Perfect Receipes For Lanch With Family

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto

Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless,
cut into 1-inch pieces- 2 ¼ pounds
Fresh basil leaves- 1 cup
Fresh parsley leaves- 1 cup
Pine nuts- ¼ cup
Extra virgin olive oil- 5 tablespoons
Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
Lemon zest- of one lemon
Garlic clove, crushed and peeled- 1
Ripe avocado, large-1
Black pepper, freshly ground- to taste
Salt-to taste
To make this dish one needs to have twelve 6-inch bamboo skewers or six 12-inch metal
1. Get the grill pan or outdoor grill in place, with medium flame. Take a large bowl and
mix the lemon zest and one tablespoon of oil. Add the chicken to this and toss to coat all
the pieces evenly. Season this with ground pepper and salt. Portion to chicken and thread
them into skewers.
2. Over medium flame keep a small skillet and toast the pine nuts by tossing them
frequently for about 3 to 4 minutes till it turns light golden in color. Let this cool.
3. Take a food processor. Add the parsley, half a teaspoon salt, garlic, pine nuts and some
peppers and process to make them a rough paste. To this add the lemon juice, three
tablespoons of oil and avocado and process it to turn it into a smooth paste.
4. Grill the chicken till it is just cooked through by turning it frequently for around 5 to 7
minutes. Serve the chicken along with the tasty pesto.

Chicken Thighs and Couscous with Dill

Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless and
trimmed- 8
Couscous- 1 ¼ cup
Dill fronds, chopped- 1 cup
Grape tomatoes, each pierced halfway
with a paring knife- 1 cup
Persian cucumbers, diced into ½ inch
2 percent Greek yogurt- ½ cup
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Lemon zest- 2 lemons
Lemon juice- of 3 lemons
Medium lemon cut into 4 wedges- 1
Dried oregano-1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter- 1 tsp
Black pepper, freshly ground- to taste
Salt- to taste
1. Keep the oven rack at least 4 inches away from the heat source of the broiler and
2. Place a medium sized sauce pan over medium high flame. Boil half a teaspoon of salt,
a teaspoon of butter and one and a half cup of water to simmer after keeping it covered.
As soon as it is removed from the heat, add the couscous to it and stir well and keep it
aside, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the contents with a fork and then mix in dill to the
couscous mixture and set it aside, covered, again.
3. In the meanwhile take a rimmed baking sheet and toss half a teaspoon of pepper,
oregano, a teaspoon of salt, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, tomatoes and the chicken.
Ensure that the chicken thighs are well covered by the marinade. Lay them flat on the
sheet and broil them for around 10 minutes till the chicken turns brown and gets cooked.
Make sure that you flip the tomatoes and chicken and rotate the pan half way through the
4. Place 2 chicken thighs and a few tomatoes in each plate. Add the juices from the pan to
the dilled couscous. Put 1 ¼ cup of couscous on each plate. Add a dollop of yogurt, some
chopped cucumbers or a lemon wedge to it before serving.

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