Zesty garlic-herb bbq chicken

    55 min

    Though seemingly unconventional, this recipe will surely please anyone. The combination of exotic ingredients comes together perfectly to form an altogether delicious BBQ chicken.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 250ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1 pinch dried sage

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Place chicken in a shallow dish. In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, sugar, honey, saffron, garlic, basil, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, oregano, parsley and sage. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cover, and marinate 20 to 25 minutes in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat the BBQ for medium heat.
    3. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Discard marinade, and place chicken on the grate. Cook for 10 minutes on each side, or until exterior is charred and juices run clear.

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    Amazing recipe. Kids loved it too.. would r foo make this again  -  16 Aug 2016


    This chicken is definitely zesty and a bit sweet with a nice touch of garlic. I omitted the saffron as did a lot of others and cut the oil down to 3/4 cup. Other than that I didn't change a thing. I pounded the chicken down to 1/2 inch and let it marinate for a few hours. The marinade didn't soak through, but the chicken was nice and tender and the outside was carmelized. It looks great and tastes even better. This goes very nice with pasta. I served it with Penne from Heaven and a nice tossed salad.  -  03 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    SO GOOD! Saffron is a bit expensive but luckily I had some. It doesn't really add much flavor so with or without is fine. Also try this recipe without sugar and honey it's still really good. *HINT* You only need enough olive oil to coat.  -  27 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)