I'm all about saving time during the busy work week... purchasing pre-made items at the store can be a huge help! this past Monday we did a grilled dinner consisting of marinated chicken thighs, garlicky asparagus, herbed couscous and a cucumber salad. it was light, healthy, super easy to make, and, most importantly, delicious!
quick & healthy grilled dinner
yields: 2 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 15 minutes
½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
½ lb. asparagus
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
½ English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
2-4 Tbsp. Italian dressing
kosher salt & freshly cracked black pepper
Pat the chicken thighs dry and place them in a gallon size baggie along with the marinade package.
Refrigerate for up to 24 hours; you can do this overnight or for as much time that you have before dinner.
even 30 minutes to an hour will add a ton of flavor!
Grill the chicken thighs over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side, or until the internal temp reaches 165°.
Cover with tin foil and let rest for 10 minutes before servings.
Lay the asparagus onto a large piece of tin foil. Top with 2 T butter, 1 t minced garlic, salt and pepper.
Envelope the foil around the asparagus making a pouch.
Grill the asparagus for 15 minutes over medium heat, flipping over halfway through.
You can grill the asparagus at the same time as the chicken!
Make the couscous on the stovetop according to the directions on the packet.
It takes about 15 minutes and can be made while you are grilling the chicken and asparagus!
Using a knife or a mandolin, thinly slice both your cucumber and red onion.
Place both in a small bowl along with the Italian dressing and toss until fully coated.
Season with salt and pepper and let sit in the fridge until ready to eat!