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These Are the Days of Our Grills…Episode 2


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As spring continues to bring out the sun and the warmer, longer days (at least for those of us in the U.S.), I continue to love any recipes that will encourage me to fire up the grill.
Here are two easy and healthy grilling recipes that go great together…

Citrus Grilled Chicken

A simple and healthy version of grilled chicken. It’s bright, delicious, and great with a side of grilled veggies.
½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground cracked pepper
Combine orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic into a large resealable plastic bag. Add in the chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
Preheat grill to medium heat.
Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.
Place chicken onto the grill and close cover. Grill about 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until done (170ºF).

Grilled Asparagus

Grilling asparagus brings out a whole new flavor that is hard to resist. Good and good for you.
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed (look for firm, thick stalks)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
Preheat the grill to medium-high to high heat.
In a pan lay out the asparagus and drizzle evenly with oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until evenly coated.
Grill the asparagus for about 5 minutes, turning it slightly every minute or so. Finished asparagus should be browned in spots, but not charred.
Remove from grill and serve immediately. Also great with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.