How do you make wicked good chicken without over salting, over seasoning, and or losing flavor? Our favorite seasoning for chicken is an Herbs de Provence recipe that is sure to be a favorite, on or off the grill. Some times the best seasoning is the least amount of seasoning. Let me tell you that the barbecue grill is not only the key to fabulous chicken, but it is an energy saver where you are not slaving over a hot stove. This dish is one my family now covets for dinner, otherwise known as Provencal Chicken. Served with delectable, tasty summer vegetables, it is light and is served luke warm which is perfect for summer – as to not overheat your body when all you want to do is cool off and is a great dish to welcome fall.
Here is the simple and easy list of ingredients, sure to make your mouth water, keep you cool and fill all the belly’s at your dinner table:
4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1 summer squash
1 bunch of asparagus
2c. pasta (any kind, although I love bowtie)
2T. olive oil
1tsp. salt Â (I prefer organic sea salt)
1tsp. Herbs de Provence
Pre-heat grill. In a separate bowl mix together olive oil, salt, and herbs. Set aside. Clean up the ends of the fresh veggies, removing any bruised bits and or unsightly ends. Cut the zucchini and squash square down the middle cutting evenly in half, set aside with asparagus.
While the grill is warming and the veggies have been cut, use a basting brush to brush on the Herbs de Provence mixture on the chicken and vegetables, ensuring each side is coated evenly. Place chicken on grill on rack closest to the flame on med-low heat to ensure thorough cooking and to avoid drying out the chicken. Place the vegetables on the rack above the chicken to avoid scorching and to give the vegetable a rich smoky grill taste.
Vegetables will cook within 10 minutes so they may be placed on grill later.
In the meantime, boil up some of your favorite pasta, set aside. Pull chicken and vegetables from the grill.
Dice chicken and vegetables and toss with pasta with the remaining oil mixture and toss with Parmesan cheese to taste. Voila. For a bit extra zing to compliment your Herbs de Provence recipe seasoning add some cherry or grape tomatoes.