In this article, we’ll show you how to Grilled Chicken with Fresh Herb Marinade. If you have an herb garden, this dish is for you. Anytime from late summer to early fall, when the plants are in their full glory, pluck a handful of this and a handful of that. Serve the chicken with Rosemary Potato Wedges and Mixed Vegetable Brochettes.
- One 3 to 4 pound chicken, cut into serving pieces.
- Fresh Herb Marinade
- 2/3 cup dry white wine or dry vermouth, for a slightly stronger, more complex flavor
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
How to make Grilled Chicken with Fresh Herb Marinade
- Wash the chicken under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
- Combine the marinade ingredients in a 1-gallon zippered-top plastic bag. Place the chicken in the marinade, turning to coat, seal, and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or overnight if desired.
- Preheat the grill with all the burners on high for 10 minutes and the lid down.
- While the grill is preheating, drain the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, remove from the heat, and set aside for basting.
- Once the grill is hot, turn off the center burner and turn the other burners to medium. Place the chicken, skin side up, over the center burner, close the lid, and cook until the juices run clear and the internal temperature registers 180°F in the thickest part of the thighs and 170°F in the breasts when tested with an instant-read thermometer, 30 to 50 minutes, turning every 10 minutes and basting with the boiled marinade if desired. The drumsticks and thighs will take 40 to 50 minutes and the breast and wing pieces will take 30 to 40 minutes.
- The Grilled Chicken with Fresh Herb Marinade Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with lemon wedges if desired, and serve.
I hope you enjoy this recipe.