Grilled Chicken with Parsley Butter and Lemon


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

4 tablespoons softened butter

¼ cup packed Italian parsley leaves

Salt and pepper

1 whole chicken, backbone cut out and flattened

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1. Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium.  In a food processor, process the butter, parsley and salt and pepper to taste until the parsley is chopped and well mixed into the butter. Loosen the skin of the chicken and push butter under the skin on the breast and thighs. Season the chicken well on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken skin side up, checking frequently, until well browned, about 25 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook 15 to 20 minutes longer or until cooked through and nicely browned. Brush the lemon slices and grill until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes more. Serve with the lemon slices.

Goes great with sliced heirloom tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and herbs.

Recipe and Food Styling by Jean Galton


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. That looks absolutely delectable!

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