Saffron, honey, and herbs provide grilled chicken breasts with a rich flavor that is undeniably delicious.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 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
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.
Preheat the grill for medium heat.
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.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
Approximate Grilling Times for Chicken and Poultry