Friday, April 23, 2010

Fast and Low Cal- Does it Get any Better?

I've been wanting to try this recipe for awhile now.  It appeals to me because it has just a few ingredients that I usually have on hand and doesn't require a lot of pre-planning like most marinades.  (I love meals I can throw together quickly because I'm really not the organized type.)  And, I get to use fresh herbs from my garden!  I love that!  Sure do hope this turns out to be a keeper.  :)

Quick and Low-Cal Grilled Bistro Chicken Recipe #152742

25 min | 5 min prep
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise [I used 1/4 c mayonnaise and 1/4 c water]
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves [I used 1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped]
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves [I used 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme]
  • 1/2 teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lb.)[I used thighs]
  1. Stir together all the herbs, mayo, and lemon juice. Brush on the chicken.
  2. Light your grill about 20 minutes before grilling the chicken. Allow the chicken to soak up the first brushing.
  3. Place on the grill and cook until done, continuing to brush the mixture on the chicken until done.
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Verdict: Bill and I both really enjoyed this chicken.  It had a very subtle, almost delicate, flavor of lemon and herbs and was very moist.  I think maybe next time I might use more of the fresh herbs to heighten the flavor a little bit.  And, just for fun, I'll probably add a little lemon zest. 


  1. I love simple marinades too. I'm very excited for summer which is when I (and when I say, I...I mean Chris...) do all the grilling. I'll have to try this one. ;0)

  2. Your dinner looks wonderful! I love this blog, you are quite the cook. I'm so sad that I hadn't taken the time to look at your other blogs before now. We have more in common that you might think. Have a great day.