Zesty Grilled Garlic-Herb Chicken

Listed below are side dishes to complement the flavors in this recipe. Choose one starch/whole grain and one vegetable/fruit to create a nutritionally balanced meal.

Choose from:
• Italian-style vegetable kabobs
• Low fat whole grain pasta salad with light Italian dressing
• Grilled zucchini
• Sliced cantaloupe or melon
• Couscous with artichoke hearts



Use 2 tbsp of oil instead of 1 cup
Use 2 tsp of sugar instead of 1⁄2 cup
Use 1⁄2 tsp of salt instead of 1 tsp

Nutrition Content with substitutions (per serving):
353 calories
13.0 g fat
146 mg cholesterol
418 mg sodium
2.4 g carbohydrate
0 .1 g fiber
53.6 gram protein




4 Foster Farms Half Breasts
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup white 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


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 grill for medium heat.

3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade, and place chicken on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes on each side, or until exterior is charred and juices run clear.