Never underestimate the power of a simple marinade of garlic, olive oil, and lemon—in this lemon chicken with herb salad recipe, it helps transform an otherwise mundane piece of grilled chicken into a meal that feels special.
Combine lemon zest, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper. Add chicken cutlets and toss to coat. Grill chicken. Toss together parsley and basil and dress with 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve chicken with herb salad, Parmesan, and pine nuts.