Grilled Three-Herb Chicken

Grilled Three-Herb Chicken

Grilling flavor secret? Try this citrus and herb marinade for tasty chicken.

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cup vegetable oil
cup lime juice
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
chicken thighs (about 1 lb)
chicken drumsticks (about 1 lb)
  1. In shallow glass or plastic dish or heavy-duty resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken. Add chicken thighs and drumsticks; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate, turning chicken occasionally, at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken, skin sides down, on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken; brush with marinade. Cover grill; cook 15 minutes. Brush with marinade; cook 5 to 15 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F). Discard any remaining marinade.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Microwave the chicken to partially cook it before grilling. Not only does this save time, but it can also help prevent overcooked, burned chicken. Place marinated chicken in microwavable dish with thickest parts to the outside edge. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one corner to allow steam to escape. Microwave on High 10 to 12 minutes, rotating dish 1/2 turn after 5 minutes, until edges begin to cook; drain. Immediately put chicken on heated grill; grill 15 to 20 minutes.
Special Touch
Garnish individual servings with lime slices or sprigs of fresh basil, oregano or thyme.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 380),
  • Total Fat 42g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 115mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.