Chicken is an excellent source of protein, and perfect if you are watching your carbohydrate intake. This recipe requires one whole chicken. This is an easy, healthy, low-carbohydate recipe. Buy the large frozen packaged ones, they are usually the best buy. Rosemary is bitter which complements chicken. It is used frequently used in the Mediterranean cuisine. Rosemary provides vitamins, like calcium, iron and vitamin B6.
• One whole chicken (3-4 Lbs.) cut up in 8 or 10 pieces
• 2 T Rosemary (fresh) , chopped
• 2 Cloves of garlic
• 1/4 Cup Lemon juice (fresh)
Heat grill to medium. In a saucepan, bring 1/3 cup water and rosemary to a boil; remove from heat, cover, and let steep 5 minutes. Place the blended ingredients in a food processor. Add oil and garlic, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth; let cool.
Combine chicken and rosemary oil in a dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and let marinate at least 15 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate overnight.
Remove chicken from marinade; place on grill. Cook chicken, basting frequently with lemon juice and turning each piece over, until cooked thoroughly, about 20 to 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings. Serve with your favorite side, like Pesto!