Fire Day Friday: Grilled Garlic and Parsley Chicken

As I sit here typing this post, I have one eye on my all time favorite movie – Shaun of the Dead.  I have seen this movie over 100 200 times and it still makes me laugh hysterically.  I believe Edger Wright and Simon Pegg (and Nick Frost, but he didn’t write the movie) are moving making geniuses!
There is no true reason for bringing this up, other than the fact that it takes a lot to make me tire of something I truly love.  Hence, we eat a TON of chicken and fish at our house.  I also never tire of simple and easy dishes. 🙂
I love parsley, it’s an herb that holds up very well to … well…everything.  It doesn’t bruise easily when you chop it.  It doesn’t turn a nasty shade of black when it heats up.  And it holds its delicious flavor even in acids.

This chicken is flavorful and simple…my two favorite things!

Grilled Garlic and Parsley Chicken
Recipe created by Jenn’s Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
10 garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Place the garlic in a food processor and pulse 4 or 5 times.  Add the parsley and pulse another 4-5 times.  Add the oil and lemon juice and pulse everything is roughly chopped and combined well.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag or shallow dish.  Rub/pour the marinade over both sides of the chicken and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, though I would suggest at least 4 hours if you have it.

Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees.  Place the chicken directly on the grates and grill for 6-9 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.  Remove from grill and allow to sit for 3 minutes.  Enjoy!


Oh, thank you Chris… that is one of my favorite lines from the movie!!! lol

I personally like the flat leaf parsley the best.


Come and get it! It’s a running buffet – all you can eat!

I remember when I used to think parsley was only for garnish. Scary huh? Do you prefer flat leaf or regular?

Katrina (Betty Ray)

This looks so fresh and tasty Jenn. There are some things we never tire of either (like pizza). And now that you mention it, you do use a lot of fish and chicken and I’m amazed at how many ways you come up with to serve it. I’m keeping this one handy!


I think parsley is such an underrated herb – love how it’s used in this recipe. Might have to blog about it soon. If I do, I’ll be sure to include a link back to you.

Have a blessed weekend,


Jenn it looks perfect…so moist and delicious!

We’ve had chicken three times this week and when I asked my daughter what we should have for dinner she said “chicken?” I said we just had it last night …”oh yeah, how about fish?” We just had it Sunday. “Okay, pasta then?” 😀 Sounds like we are a lot like you!

I will definitley try this one!