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Three-Herb Chicken

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Three-Herb Chicken
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

Herb Marinade

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

Chicken

  • 4 chicken thighs (about 1 lb)
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 lb)

Directions

  • 1
    In shallow glass or plastic dish, mix marinade ingredients. Add chicken to marinade; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours to marinate, turning chicken occasionally.
  • 2
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade.
  • 3
    Place chicken, skin sides down, on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes. Turn chicken; brush with marinade. Cover grill; cook 25 to 35 minutes longer, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F). Discard any remaining marinade.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You could substitute 4 bone-in chicken breasts for the thighs and drumsticks.
  • tip 2
    Microwave the chicken to partially cook it before grilling. Not only does this save time, but it can also help prevent overcooked chicken.
  • tip 3
    Garnish individual servings or a platter of this delicious chicken with lime slices or sprigs of fresh basil, oregano or thyme.

Nutrition Information

430 Calories, 33g Total Fat, 31g Protein, 1g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
33g
52%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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