Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Grillin' and Chillin': Lemon and Sage Grilled Chicken Breasts

Maybe it’s my way of living on the edge…when entertaining guests, I love to try recipes that I have never tried before. To me, it’s a gamble worth taking. If the dish turns out, I feel great and am happy to share with our guests. If it doesn’t turn out, well, take-out is always a phone call away.

This past weekend, we shared time with my sis- and bro-in-law and their two little girls. We had a great time catching up and being lazy by the pool (ok, only the adults were lazy). Before dinner, we hung out on the deck sipping adult beverages while the guys grilled. It was certainly a perfect way to spend a hot summer weekend.

So, the new recipe I had never tried before: Lemon and Sage Grilled Chicken Breasts.  I know, not really much of a gamble. Anyone can tell by the ingredients it would turn out great…which it did…sorry pizza delivery guy, maybe next time.

Lemon and Sage Grilled Chicken Breasts 

grated lemon rind of 1 fresh lemon
juice of 1 fresh lemon
1/3 cup white wine
¼ cup minced fresh sage leaves (locally grown on my deck)
1 Tbsp olive oil (Olea Estates)
1 tsp paprika
¼ tsp fresh black pepper
2 garlic cloves minced (Rocky Valley, Macomb, MO)
½ tsp salt
1 pound chicken breasts

1. Combine 1st nine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
2. Pour into a zip-top bag; add chicken, marinate in refrigerator at least an hour.
3. Remove chicken from bag, discard marinade.
4. Grill over direct heat for 15 minutes then over indirect heat for 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
until next time...


  1. Sounds amazing. I have a similar recipe I use with lamb chops. Boy, I love easy foolproof recipes!

  2. Love these flavors! We eat a lot of grilled chicken, so I will definitely be keeping this recipe in mind!

  3. I am super excited that this recipe scored a spot on DailyBuzz Food's Top 9 for today!! Check it out: http://bit.ly/QMjkPm

  4. This made me laugh--I always cook and bake new recipes for guests also--and somewhere in the middle of the prep, I always wonder why I do it! :) The chicken looks awesome!


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