I hope you enjoyed the last few postings about our day-adventure at Buffalo’s waterfront enjoying the Tall Ship that came into town. Today, I am sharing a delicious recipe for a wood-grilled Chicken topped with goat cheese and a wonderful lemon-butter sauce! This wood-grilled chicken is packed with a lot of different flavors making a fantastic gourmet meal that is easy to make. This recipe is inspired by a dish we had at Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurant. Recently I have shared a lot about our day-adventures so today we are going straight to the cooking!!
2 Large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup olive oil
2 tsp garlic, diced
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tbsp sugar
Dried Oregano and parsley
Seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano)
6 tbsp Lemon-Butter Sauce (I bought mine from Wegmans)
Dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
Fresh basil, chopped
Prepare the marinade and place the chicken in a plastic, sealable bag with the marinade and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. Reserve some of the marinade in another bowl to baste the chicken before grilling. You might want to pound your chicken and cut it in half if the chicken breast is large. This marinade was sufficient for two large chicken breasts that I cut each in half with extra marinade to baste the chicken. Most likely I could have added a third chicken and would have had sufficient marinade. Luckily it is an easy recipe to put together so you can always make more marinade.
Heat the lemon-butter sauce adding the sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and a splash or two of dry white wine to your taste.
Prepare the grill to wood-grill your chicken. Click here for my posting on Wood-Grilled Dinner on a Gas Grill.
Season the chicken with your selection of seasonings.
Before placing chicken on the grill, brush with the reserved marinade on both sides. Wood-grill the chicken on both sides and during the last minute add goat cheese to the top of the chicken breasts. Plate and top with your finish sauce and extra basil for presentation.