Gin Chicken, for breakfast!

Quite foolishly, I put out the call to my Twitter followers (@RocWieler) to determine what this recipe would be. Consider it a lesson learned.

@Siuil_Arun Chicken!

@blackhuey something with gin in it

@gilberthamilton breakfast … for those who hate and always skip it

The easy way out would’ve been to pick any one of these suggestions. I never do things the easy way so today’s recipe combines all three.

GIN CHICKEN FOR BREAKFAST

A couple of quick notes:

  1. The recipe is for chicken breasts. Mine were already cooked so I used thighs.
  2. It’s a bit of a long preparation time for breakfast, but hey, I aim to please.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons gin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 whole skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 1/2 pound each)
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions

METHOD

  1. In a shallow dish whisk together the lemon juice, the gin, the orégano, the salt, the sugar, and pepper to taste.
  2. Add the oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk the marinade until it is emulsified.
  3. Add the chicken, coating it well with the marinade, and let it marinate, covered and chilled, for 20 minutes.
  4. Grill the chicken, reserving the marinade, on an oiled rack set about 6 inches over glowing coals for 7 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.
  5. While the chicken is grilling, in a heavy skillet combine the reserved marinade and the onions and boil the mixture, covered, over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.
  6. Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook the mixture, uncovered, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a heated platter and with a slotted spoon scatter the onions around it.

As your morning meal should be proteins + carbs, and fruits are the single best morning carb I can think of (don’t eat them after 12 pm), slice up some fresh apples, pineapple, melon, whatever you fancy with your chicken.

What a great way to start the day.

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