Fresh and Zesty Chicken Marinade Using Lemon Essential Oil

If you've been a follower of The Sustainable Couple for any length of time, you know we are avid essential oil users. Not only for health and wellness, but for making our home smell nice and recently for cooking.

Young Living introduced a new Vitality line, which is basically the most popular essential oils that are bottled, labeled, and perfectly suited for safe ingestion.

Some of the oils safe for ingestion in the Vitality line are: lemon, lime, basil, oregano, clove, dill and many, many more. 

Now that spring weather is almost here, we are using our grill a lot more. We grill year-round, but it's more tolerable when the temps are above freezing. Because we like to avoid charring our meats and veggies, we use a lot of marinades to prevent burning and add depth and flavor. 

This particular marinade is great for baked or grilled meats and veggies, and makes use of two of my favorite dried herbs from my 2015 garden. It has to be one of the simplest, yet freshest marinades ever, and it also uses dried sage...

…and rosemary from my garden. 

You'll need:
4-5 drops of therapeutic (safe for ingestion) lemon essential oil. This is the oil we use.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of crushed dried sage
2 teaspoons of crushed dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon "real" salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 of the best cuts of chicken you can get your hands on. We used free range, local chicken breasts.

Wisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. You can add a little red wine vinegar if you want to 'cut' the marinade with more acid than what the lemon essential oil will provide, or you can add the juice of half a lemon or lime.

Brush this marinade over your chicken or veggies and let sit for at least an hour in the fridge.

Then, bake the chicken at 375* until cooked through. You can also grill.

We enjoyed our chicken breast cut into strips over a bed of fresh spinach and with a chunk of homemade cornbread (not pictured) with a little of my dad's honey.

What are you eating this week that makes you excited for spring weather?

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  1. OH my, this looks delicious!!

  2. Hi,
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