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Summer Thyme: Grilled Lemon & Thyme Chicken on Herbed Quinoa


Summer is in full swing, Christmas & New Year is around the corner, and everyone is ready for summer celebrations galore!

For Part 2 of our Summer Thyme series, Michelle Parkin Photography and Prestwich Collection bring you a fabulous option for a delicious summer celebration main meal that is really quick and easy to make! (Don’t forget to check out Part 1, Thyme Crackers & Hummus Welcome Snacks.)

You still have time to head over here for a very special giveaway with Michelle where you can win your very own walnut serving board and pate knife! Yay!

Grilled Lemon & Thyme Chicken on Herbed Quinoa

What you’ll need:

  • Large ziplock bag
  • Non Stick pan or cast iron griddle pan
  • Wooden lemon juicer
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Large glass bowl & Spoon
  • Small jug


4 Boneless, skinless free range chicken breasts
Small hand full of fresh thyme
2 Cloves of fresh garlic
1/2 Cup fresh lemons juice
One cup raw quinoa
Fresh Italian parsley
Fresh Rosemary
Fresh Basil
Olive oil
200g baby tomatoes
Avo (optional)


Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag with two tablespoon of olive oil, a small hand full of fresh thyme, two cloves of crushed garlic & 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and refrigerate for approximately 30min – 1,5 hours (you can leave it all day if you want!)

Heat a non-stick pan and add 1 tsp olive oil over medium high heat. Grill the chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes on one side and turn, grill other side until cooked (about another 3-4 min.)

Herbed Quinoa

Cook the quinoa to the packed instructions, strain and set aside to cool.

Roughly chop the herbs and add to the cooled quinoa along with 200g halved cherry tomatoes, salt & pepper.

Plate the herbed quinoa and top it with sliced grilled lemon chicken breast. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fanned avo on the side if you so wish.

VoilaMain meal is served!

Products featured:
Storage jar
Turquoise round raw stone necklace
Shimmer Triangle Necklace
Large Dinner Plate

Photography and styling by Michelle Parkin Photography

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