Lemon Chicken & Rice Recipe

Looking to start your week off with a little zest? Make your lunch tangy and high in protein with Todd’s lemon chicken & rice recipe! Did you know that Todd is currently designing menu items for some local restaurants? Tune into Todd’s instagram in the upcoming weeks to see this golf pro hang up his clubs and put on an apron in the kitchen instead!

We all know that the energy for our golf-game starts in the kitchen, so it’s important to experiment with nutritious foods that will also keep your palette interested. You don’t need to eat roast chicken and steamed broccoli every single day– spice it up!

Todd recommends bringing your lunch to work most every day if possible. This will allow you to monitor your intake of proteins and carbohydrates for optimal performance both on and off the course. The great thing about a recipe like this is that you can also increase the ingredient measurements and make it in bulk instead. Meal prep for an entire week using tupperware containers! Meal prepping is a great way to make sure you are taking in the right amount of macros with freshly prepared food, even if you don’t have time to cook everyday.


Lemon Chicken


  • 2 Chicken breasts cut in half (4 pieces)
  • 12 Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Fresh lemon
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


1) Pound chicken breasts with hammer to thin them out.

2) Salt and pepper each breast.

3) Place chicken in a glass baking dish and coat with olive oil and lemon juice.

4) Tear basil leaves and add to chicken.

5) Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

6) Grill until cooked through.

7) Add additional lemon juice and basil leaves for extra flavor.


Jasmine Rice


  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • 3 ½ cups Water or stock
  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable or olive oil
  • Salt


1) Combine water or stock, oil and salt into saucepan.

2) Cover and bring to a boil.

3) Stir in rice.

4) Simmer for 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Feel free to add vegetables (I used zucchini this time) to the rice or serve as a side dish.


Tune in next week so we can wrap up our final drills for perfecting our golf impact! As the weather continues to chill down, you will spend less time out on the course– so embrace indoor drills and a little extra creativity.


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