Wolfgang Puck’s food is creative, beautifully presented, healthy and easy to prepare. Try this chicken recipe with garlic and fresh parsley next time you want to impress your family or friends.
SERVES Â 4
4 chicken breast halves, boneless, skin-on
12 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup Italian parsley leaves
ground white pepper
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
In a small saucepan, blanch the garlic cloves in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and slice the garlic thinly. Toss them in a small bowl with the parsley and a little salt and pepper.
Stuff a little of the garlic mixture into the pockets under the skin of the chicken breasts (about 2 teaspoons per chicken).Transfer the chicken to a plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to use.
Heat a charcoal or gas grill until moderately hot. Grill the chicken 8 to 10 minutes per side until cooked through. Do not overcook.
Heat the butter in a sautÃ© pan and gently sautÃ© the remaining garlic mixture. Add the lemon juice and chopped parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken breasts on 4 large heated dinner plates.Top with the sautÃ©ed garlic and parsley. Serve with fresh vegetables cooked al dente.
Note: Make sure to get the charcoal very hot and let it get coated with gray ash before grilling the chicken. If you are using a gas or electric grill, get it very hot, too, then turn the heat down to medium to cook the chicken.
Wolfgang Puck recommends RosÃ© with barbecued chicken. “RosÃ© wines are fresh, fun and ideal for summer. Look for a Provencal wine or perhaps a white Zinfandel from California. Domaine Ottâ€™s classic RosÃ© is one of the best from the South of France.”
This entree has been a favorite on the menu at Spago since the restaurant’s opening, probably because it is so easy to prepare, quick and delicious.
– The Gourmet Review