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Chicken with Lemon and Gin Marinade
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Kate Ransdell


  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) gin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) dried oregano, crumbed
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts, about 1/2 pound each
  • 2 cups (475 ml) thinly sliced red onion
  • In a shallow dish whisk together the lemon juice, gin, oregano, salt, sugar and pepper.
  • Add the oil in a stream, whisking until marinade is emulsified.
  • Add chicken, coating it well with the marinade and let marinate, covered in the refrigerator for about an hour. Reserve the marinade.
  • Grill the chicken on an oiled rack set about 6 inches over glowing coals, for 7 minutes per side.
  • While the chicken is grilling, in a heavy skillet combine the reserved marinade and the red onions.
  • Boil, covered, over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until onions begin to brown.
  • Reduce heat to moderately low and cook, uncovered, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a heated platter and with a slotted spoon, scatter onions around it.

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