Well hello there, quick-meal mavens! Gather ’round, because have I got a refreshing summer showstopper to share with you! Brace yourselves for a whirlwind of flavor. Today, I’m going to let you in on my Lemon Parmesan Chicken with a tangy Arugula Salad topping. Good heavens, it’s pucker-upworthy just saying it!
This dish, my friends, is a zest fest! The chicken gets infused with a delightful tang from the lemon, and to top it all off, the parmesan gives it a rich, scrumptious layer that transforms this quick meal into an indulgent feast. Don’t worry, I’m not pulling your leg.
Let’s not brush over the arugula salad though. It’s the unexpected hero, the party-crasher that makes the party better! Tossed lightly with olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt, it creates a refreshing zenith atop its zesty bed of chicken. Honestly, I could eat this salad alone, but piling it on the chicken? Epic, folks, simply epic!
Some might say, “Hey, you must’ve spent ages in that kitchen!” but guess what? This dish takes no longer than a TV sitcom episode to prepare. No kidding, 30 minutes, from start to lip-smackin’ finish. Really goes to show, tasty doesn’t necessarily mean time-consuming.
Now if easy peasy lemon squeezy is your catchphrase then this recipe would fit right into your kitchen playbook. Believe me, your tongue will be dancing with joy, and your friends and family would be looking at you as if you’ve performed some culinary magic.
So friends, don your aprons and get ready to dice, squeeze and toss up a storm! Dinner isn’t going to make itself! Happy cooking, my quick meal aficionados!
Let’s Make It!
- Start off with gathering the ingredients: boneless, skinless chicken breasts, freshly squeezed lemon juice, grated Parmesan cheese, olive oil, arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
- In a bowl, blend together two parts lemon juice with one part olive oil, then add in garlic powder, salt, and a dash of pepper.
- Add the chicken breasts into the bowl and let them marinate for a good 10-15 minutes.
- While the chicken is soaking up the flavors, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese on both sides.
- Now, add the chicken to the hot skillet.
- Cook until the chicken is golden and cooked all the way through, typically about 6-7 minutes on each side.
- While the chicken is sizzling away, mix together arugula and cherry tomatoes in another large bowl.
- Dress this salad with a little sprinkle of olive oil, salt, the rest of your lemon juice and another generous dusting of Parmesan.
- Once the chicken is cooked, plate up by serving the chicken first.
- Top each piece of chicken with a handful of your salad.
- Serve promptly and enjoy your Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Arugula Salad Topping!
That Was Quick!