Kitchen Table: Chicken Marinade Recipe with Lavender

| June/July 1996

Makes about 1/2 cup of marinade, enough for 4 chicken breasts

This chicken marinade recipe is loaded with fresh herbs; Tabasco provides the bite.

• 1/4 cup fresh sage
• 1/8 cup fresh lavender leaves
• 1/8 cup fresh marjoram leaves
• 4 teaspoons lime juice
• 8 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce to taste
• 1 teaspoon salt

1. Combine the ingredients in a food processor, or blender, and chop thoroughly.

2. Marinate chicken pieces in the mixture for at least half an hour before grilling.

3. Baste the chicken several times while cooking.

— Randy Hague, Fresno, California

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