Chicken alla griglia is a dish of chicken breast fillets, breaded and then sautéed in olive oil. It’s often served with lemon wedges and parsley.

The salmon alla griglia is a dish that is made with thin slices of raw salmon that are then marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.


For the marinade, combine the following ingredients.

  • 14 cup pureed roasted garlic (see Notes)
  • 12 cup white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
  • a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • a quarter cup of grape seed or corn oil
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano (ideally on a branch) (Sicilian or Calabrian)
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped
  • 1 finely sliced lemon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

For the chicken, prepare as follows:

  • 2 halved whole chickens
  • 12 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper and 12 teaspoon salt

1. In a mixing dish, combine all of the marinade ingredients and stir thoroughly.

2. In a big container, place the chicken halves and pour the marinade over them. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight, after covering with plastic wrap.

3. Preheat the broiler or fire up the grill.

4. Take the birds out of the marinade (but don’t wipe away the herbs; they’re wonderful seared right on the skin). Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

5. If using a grill, place the birds skin-side down on the grill and cook over high heat. Turn the halves 45 degrees after 2 minutes. Flip the halves over after another 2 minutes. Turn the halves 45 degrees again after another 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the chicken until the juices flow clear when a knife is inserted into a leg, approximately 20 minutes depending on your grill.


If using a broiler, place the birds on a roasting rack and broil for 5 minutes, or until the skins are crisp. Reduce the heat to 425°F and bake the chicken for 20 minutes, or until the juice flows clear when a leg is pierced with a knife.

6. Serve immediately with your favorite veggies and sides; leftovers make a wonderful chicken salad.


This is an easy recipe for chicken that’s prepared with a homemade marinade. It’s perfect for summertime cooking, and it goes great on salads or as a sandwich filling. Reference: homemade chicken marinade.

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