Thursday, May 21, 2009

Garlic and Herb Griled Chicken

One of my favorite things to grill is batches of these Roasted Garlic and Herb Chicken Breasts. You can use this method on any cut of chicken you like, it's just that good! The chicken is basted in a mixture of roasted garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection. They’re great right off the grill and they are portable, which comes in handy with two teenagers and their friends around. They often grab something to eat when they’re headed out the door. Unlike batter coated chicken, which we enjoy around here, can often mask the true chicken flavor, this grilled chicken simply allows the chicken flavor plus the outdoor cooking flavor to make your taste buds pop.

I almost forgot! They’re totally delicious. Come on…let's fire up the grill.


Squeeze one head of roasted garlic into the blender.





Pour 1/4 cup of white wine into the blender.



Add 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley leaves, 2 tablespoons of fresh basil leaves, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.



Pulse blender to combine and then stream in 3/4 of a cup of extra virgin olive oil.




Pour off your basting sauce into a container. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place on the grill. Sear each side of the chicken for about five minutes and then move to indirect heat.

Cook the chicken about 10 minutes per side and then baste with Roasted Garlic Herb Sauce.



Allow to cook another 10 minutes, turn chicken and baste again. Continue grilling and basting chicken until chicken is thoroughly cooked.



Stick in a fork in me, 'cause I'm done!

54 comments:

Meg Young said...

THAT looks amazing and with Memorial Day weekend coming up too!

I MUST try it!!

YUM!

Amanda said...

Oh I love it, I am saving this to try, thank you!

Cathy said...

Love the flavour of roasted garlic! This looks great - I'll have to give it a try soon.

gigi said...

Great tip for this coming weekends cookouts. That's if it quits raining by then! Enough already!

sherri said...

Katherine- you're a woman after my own heart! This look amazing!

Claudia said...

Fresh herbs? Garlic? I'm hooked. Just got a recipe for the weekend. Thanks for solving my problem.

Mary said...

What a great recipe to have on hand for the Memorial Day weekend! This sounds really good.

TavoLini said...

Oh that looks great! Hard to go wrong with roasted garlic ;)

Good idea!

Debbie said...

Oh does that ever look delicious. I'm saving this one to try the next time I grill chicken....

Elra said...

That chicken really look like grill to perfection. I couldn't agree more katherine, a simple mixture of fresh herb and roasted garlic will bring such a wonderful flavor to any grill idea.

Dawn said...

I adore a good grilled chicken. Obviously you know what you're doing when it comes to grilling and seasoning.
Love that last shot! I'm so ready

doggybloggy said...

you dont need me to tell you how awesome your sauce sounds and how delicious this chicken looks but if you want I will...

girlichef said...

HOly cow...this sounds awesome! Some of my favorite flavors :D

pigpigscorner said...

yum yum with that roasted garlic!

Greg C said...

I am making this tomorrow but I have to go easy on the roasted garlic for my wife. :)

Katy ~ said...

All the good stuff in this. I like chicken just about any way you can serve it, and I'm REALLY liking the looks of this. YUM!

Cairo Typ0 said...

That looks divine!! YUM!

Ginger said...

Hey Katherine,

Stick a fork in me if I can have some of that grilled chicken. You and I have a bond if we are both raising teenagers!! I just bought this big jar of fresh garlic from Sams. I keep looking at it thinking "what was I thinking, how am I going to use all this?" I will use "some" making your grilled chicken! It seems like the garlic never goes down though!! No matter how much I use it is still there! Have a great weekend.

Marjie said...

We had chicken last night, too. I may try your basting sauce technique. Do you think my picky eaters will grumble about green sauce?

Mary at My New 30 said...

That sounds awesome! Definitely gonna try this one.

Melissa said...

I don't know why I never think to do such simple obvious marinades like that. Roasted garlic and chicken are meant for each other. Awesome, tasty looking meat and I will definitely keep the garlic (and herbs of choice) in mind for next time.

...Southern Bride... said...

That looks VERY Delicious! :)

Pearl said...

yum Katherine - looks delish!

Chef E said...

That dish oozes the words 'Eat Me Now'...I can only imagine the nice grilled crusty outside, and the flavors of that sauce...

The Blonde Duck said...

This looks perfect for Memorial Day!

5 Star Foodie said...

The roasted garlic herb sauce sounds perfect with these grilled chicken - excellent!

Sweta said...

This looks amazing-hope you've started on the blueprints for your cafe :)

B said...

Now THAT looks so yummy. Going to put that on my TBM (to be made) list for the upcoming week.

Bridgett said...

I am so glad grilling season is here. This looks amazing! I love all the flavors here.

teresa said...

Oh my goodness, I bet this has so much flavor! Looks fantastic!

Cathy said...

This chicken looks incredible, Katherine! I have been feeling like I need a really great new chicken recipe for grilling. The garlic in here makes it sound extra delicious!

Pam said...

This looks wonderful! I am loving the roasted garlic sauce.

Chris said...

Now you KNOW I'm going to try that, right? Looks great and perfectly grilled.

Lynda said...

The garlic and fresh herbs have my attention! I'll have to try this one for sure!

Kristen said...

Oh Katherine! That looks absolutely wonderful - I am adding it to my list of things to make :o)

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

you has me at roasted garlic! this looks so flavorful!

Selba said...

Interesting how to squeeze the roasted garlic.

Definitely looks delicious!

Sara said...

Love all that roasted garlic! Now that it's warm out, we've been grilling every week. Can't wait to try this.

burpandslurp said...

honestly, I think grilled chicken is WAY better than fried. fried just kills all the chicken flavor, grilling amps it up! your basting sauce sounds really lovely!

Donna-FFW said...

Perfect sounding dish for the holday weekend. Love the roasted garlic incorporated in there.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks just delicious!! The marinade is just loaded with flavor, so tasty!

justjoycee said...

Looks so delicious, I will surely try it.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sounds delicious and perfect for the Memorial Day weekend. I'm always looking for new chicken recipes - I'll have to add this one to my file. Thanks.
Sam

Hornsfan said...

WOW - this looks so good, and so perfect for the summer grilling season!

hot garlic said...

Okay, decided to come check out what you had cooking. Looks way yum. What a simple yet chic dish!

Netts Nook said...

Wow Katherine I can't wait love all the garlic. Purrrfect.

buffalodick said...

There is love in your cooking, that's for sure! I have two garlic presses, and still buy crushed garlic in a jar. A neat product we have around here when you forget to add garlic, is a garlic spray, fresh or roasted..Comes in handy!

Penny said...

Beautiful chicken Katherine. Great for Memorial Day. Hope you have a good one.

Aggie said...

Oh....roasted garlic is like butter!! Love the stuff! The chicken sounds delish, great recipe!

Elyse said...

YUM! I definitely want to try out this version of chicken. All you have to do is say garlic and I'm there :) Man oh man, this sounds delicious. Perhaps this will make its way onto my dinner table tonight :)

Marguerite said...

This recipe looks divine. The roasted garlic and herbs are so perfect with chicken. Will throw a couple of these on the grill, for sure.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Roasted Garlic is one of my favorite things! I love how you made this into a basting sauce. How do you think this would do as a marinade before hand as well?

;) amy

Jamie said...

Wow! I can't keep from licking the screen here, and that doesn't happen very often! First, that pic of the squeeze of roasted garlic! Then that list of ingredients being whizzed up in a blender and brushed on the chicken and finally that gorgeous gorgeous chicken! This recipe gets written down....

Kathy said...

Going on my "to-make" list for sure!!!