How many times have you opened your fridge and struggled with the question, “What shall I have for lunch today?”. Believe it or not, it happens to me often. Keeping some go-to kitchen staples on hand always helps, and I try to make sure I have arugula, chicken cutlets, a block of parmesan cheese and lemon for when I want a gourmet lunch that requires little effort. Peppery arugula is the base for a piece of grilled chicken, and is topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese, cracked pepper and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Who knew you could have a gourmet meal in minutes without a trip to the grocery store!?

 

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Ingredients: 

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 cups arugula

4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Freshly shaved parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon wedges for serving

 

Directions:

1. Prepare grill to medium heat, oil grill grate. Brush chicken with oil, season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken until golden brown and lightly charred, about 8-10 minutes on one side. Turn and grill until cooked through, about another 5 minutes.

2. Toss arugula, lemon juice, and olive oil. Top with chicken, freshly shaved parmesan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.