I was excited to read that Alison of The  Polohouse had selected “favorite recipes” as her topic for her monthly Favorites on the First theme.  This recipe originated from my good friend Carla via Bon Appetit, I think.  It’s been used for years and never disappoints.  One isty, little detail, you really must marinate this overnight for it to give you the incredible flavor.  Don’t let the fresh jalapenos scare those of you who don’t care for spicy food, you won’t even know they’re in the marinade.  The chicken grills up with an unbelievable flavor and I serve it with rice, black bean, red pepper recipe that really tastes great with it.  {If you want the recipe for that, just ask}  This is summer grilling at its best.  Enjoy!

Tablesettings for outdoor dining follow the recipe…

Green Chili and Herb-Stuffed Chicken

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2/3 cup fresh lemon juice, divided

1/4 cup fresh parsley

8 jalapeno chilies, seeded and minced

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced

2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced

4 teaspoons salt (I use less salt)

12 half chicken breasts, boneless

2/3 cup dry vermouth

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Marinade for the chicken:

Mix 1/3 cup lemon juice, parsley, chilies, rosemary, thyme, garlic and 2 teaspoons salt in medium bowl.  Place all ingredients in the baking dish, place chicken breasts in marinade and turn once half way through marinating time.  Arrange chicken in single layer in large baking pan.  Sprinkle with vermouth, remaining 1/3 cup of lemon juice, lemon peel, remaining 2 teaspoons of salt and pepper to taste.  Turn chicken to coat.  Chill overnight, turning once.

Grill chicken over medium coals until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes

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This is our patio dining set up (below) shown with the “killer chairs”…we now have wicker chairs that are comfortable and you don’t have to worry about them collapsing on you!

Karen's Patio via Garden, Home and Partykaren’s patio

my french country home

Do you have a favorite recipe for summer grilling?  Are you getting tired of the heat yet.  I’m sticking to my “new attitude” about summer, but just barely.  It’s too early to discuss fall, right?

I’m visiting Alison at The Polohouse for her Favorites on the First…this months topic, favorite recipes.  Yummy.