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Posted by Judi Samuels, M.A. on Jul 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The tomato mixture with the tangy lemon marinade complement either grilled chicken breasts or thighs, or tuna steaks. Roast the tomatoes while the chicken or tuna marinates. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy this summer or all year long!


Ingredients for Grilled Chicken

  • 1 Tb. grated lemon rind
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 chicken or tuna pieces (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray


Ingredients for Tomatoes

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 1 Tb. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tb. capers
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper



  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Prepare chicken. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes each side or until done.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Prepare tomatoes. Combine tomatoes with 2 tsps. oil in an 8-inch square baking dish; toss gently. Bake for 18 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Combine tomatoes, parsley and remaining ingredients, stirring gently. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.


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Topics: Good Eats, Nutrition

Judi Samuels, M.A.

Written by Judi Samuels, M.A.

Judi Samuels has spent over 25 years in Fitness, working as a Nutritionist, Master Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor. Judi has been featured in TV and radio appearances and is a frequent presenter to organizations such as Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Currently, Judi is serving as a Master Personal Trainer and their onsite Club Nutritionist, providing fitness, nutritional and wellness counseling to club members and non-members. Judi is a frequent contributor to our blog as our featured Nutritionist. She has blogged weekly for a national club industry publication and Club Solutions Magazine about nutrition services in health and fitness clubs. She is the recipient of numerous company and club awards, and is ranked as one of our “Most Wanted Trainers.” Judi has worked with a very diverse clientele. Clients’ ages have ranged from 12 to 86, and have included marathon runners and other sports enthusiasts (e.g., tennis and golf), as well as many trying fitness for the first time. She has also helped those in special populations, such as pre- and post-natal, orthopedic and cardiovascular post-rehab, metabolic disorders, and those with a variety of other limitations. With her broad experience, Judi is able to design and implement programs that empower her clients to make lasting lifestyle changes. She inspires everyone to look and feel better, have more vitality, become stronger and healthier and have more confidence in all aspects of their lives.