Thursday, May 24, 2012

Free Trip To The Mediterranean

I  know, I know. You just clicked here thinking I was having the BEST blog giveaway E.V.E.R!!! I'm so sorry to disappoint, but we aren't even leaving our kitchens for this trip. (If you want to be mad at me, I understand, but don't miss the recipe b/c it's a good one!) A couple weeks ago I introduced you to Wildtree products and shared a recipe using two of them, Grapeseed Oil and Balsamic Mediterranean Dipping Oil. When I am lucky enough to receive free products to experiment with in my kitchen I don't want to just stop at one recipe. I want to see how many ways I can utilize them and how many dishes I can create getting the most use out of them possible. That is exactly how this chicken recipe came to be. These beautiful bottles of oil were just sitting there, staring at me,  begging to be put to use. So, I listened to them and obliged. (Don't your bottles of oil talk to you too?) This dish takes you to the Mediterranean in one bite! With all of those flavors we love from Greece, you can take a foodie vacay at the end of a long day while you eat in front of the tv in your pajamas! If you are lucky enough to also have the Wildtree products, you're all set. If not, take note of the tips in the recipe so you can achieve some of the same flavors! Maybe someday I truly can host a giveaway for a trip to the Mediterranean, but there would only be one rule~ I would be your carry on luggage! Until then we will have to enjoy great food from the comfort of our own homes!

Balsamic Mediterranean Chicken
1 (1.5 lb) package boneless chicken tenders
1/2 c. Balsamic plus 1 tsp  Mediterranean Dipping Oil
1 TBS Grill Seasoning
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
2 green onions, chopped
Grapeseed Oil for grill
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large bowl combine chicken, 1/2 c. dipping oil, grill seasoning and garlic. Mix well. Marinade for 2 hours in the fridge. When ready to prepare, heat grill to medium. Brush w/ grapeseed oil to prevent sticking. Cook chicken for approximately 3-4 minutes per side. While cooking, in a small bowl combine olives, green onions, 1 tsp. dipping oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Remove chicken from grill and immediately top with olive mixture. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes before serving (onions will wilt a bit).
*NOTE* To achieve the same flavors as the dipping oil, I suggest combining 1/4 c. olive oil, 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, a few chopped sun dried tomatoes, garlic powder salt and pepper. I think this would come close to the flavor profile.


Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage May 24, 2012 
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2 comments:

Miz Helen said...

Great recipe Krista, we would just love this little trip to the Mediterranean. Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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