Recipe by Cait's Mom
I bought culinary lavender from the Lavender Lady at the local farmers' market. She provided recipes including a salmon recipe with lavender and basil. I can't get my husband to eat salmon but he will eat chicken. So, I just substituted chicken, doubled the marinade quantity, and we had a hit. For my daughter (who thinks the lavender is just plain weird) I make the marinade without lavender first, siphon off 1/4 of the total marinade for hers, then add the lavender to the remainder. Note: You can definitely taste the lavender. It is best to start with this small quantity of lavender but okay to go up to 2 teaspoons depending upon your personal preferences. You can search online for CULINARY lavender (important) and order by mail.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon culinary dried lavender leaves
- 10 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 4 tablespoons tamari
- 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2⁄3 cup olive oil
- 8 fresh basil leaves (to garnish) (optional)
- 4 fresh lemon wedges (to garnish) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all ingredients except the chicken.
- Reserve up to one half of the marinade for use at the end of the recipe.
- Marinate chicken for a matter of minutes or for hours. It isn't necessary to marinate a long time for great flavor because of the final step below.
- Grill the chicken and baste with the marinade (not the reserved marinade.).
- Put grilled chicken on individual plates or serving plate and pour the reserved marinade on top. If desired garnish with fresh basil leaves and/or lemon wedges.