Posts Tagged ‘herb’

Grilled Chicken for Starters

May 16, 2009

I agonized for weeks about how to begin this blog. How should I organize it, what will my template be, who am I talking to… Then I had to make some chicken for dinner and was completely uninspired. I browsed through a cookbook or two and found my inspiration, not only for the meal but for this blog too. When the chicken was done it smelled so wonderful that I wished I could share smells over the Internet.  Instead, I decided to share this impromptu recipe as the initial post of The Messy Apron. Quick, simple, delicious. Enjoy!

Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken

2  boneless chicken breast pieces (one whole breast or two cutlets)
1/2 c  olive oil
1/2 c  white wine
2 cloves of garlic
2 T  tarragon
1 T  parsley
1/2 T basil

*all herbs are dried

Special Equipment
grill (or oven at 400F)

Slice chicken into strips to put on skewers. Peel the garlic cloves and squash them, do not chop them. Combine chicken and all other ingredients. Let sit in bowl for at least one hour. Grill until done, about 20 minutes.

I added mushrooms to marinate with the chicken and on the skewers. I would have added red onions if I had them. Nearly any vegetables would be good in this recipe. So would fresh herbs, but I’m not planting my herb garden for another two days!