Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast and The Today Show

by Lael and Giuliano Hazan on April 30, 2012

My father-in-law, Victor perhaps had too much chicken as a child, because he will happily go the rest of his life without eating it.  It is the opposite for Marcella, who loves it, but out of deference to Victor, rarely makes it in her own home.  We recently had them over to celebrate her 88th birthday, and chicken was what we served my famous mother-in-law, Marcella Hazan. Out of deference to Victor we made a primo of pasta, of which he happily consumed multiple portions.

The lunch kicks off a celebratory week.  Giuliano’s new book, HAZAN FAMILY FAVORITES has just been published and he will be a guest on THE TODAY SHOW, on May 3rd.  He usually appears between 9:00 & 10:00 am.  Our daughters, to keep their father’s head on straight, call him the filler; however, he was bumped only once, and that was for Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown.  On the Today Show he will be making recipes from the new book, a baklava recipe and Mahshi (stuffed cabbage). A recipe handed down from Giuliano’s grandmother.  We are very proud of this book.  Thanks to his publisher, Stewart Tabori & Chang, it is beautifully done and is almost a coffee table book.  It is also eminently readable and useable.  These are the foods Giuliano remembers from childhood and the ones we eat now.  They are as varied as they are delicious. On Thursday May 10th, just in time for Mother’s Day, will be purchase on Amazon day.  So… if you are thinking of getting the book that way, we would greatly appreciate it if you would buy it then.  Thanks.

This grilled marinated Chicken Breast recipe is in the new book.  It is a casual dish that solves the problem of dried out chicken.  Marinating it with lemon starts the cooking process and actually reduces the time on the grill.  The breasts come out succulent and flavorful, wonderful for all of us in the rest of the family who enjoy chicken.  It is also gluten free and good for those who are trying to cut red meat from their diet.  It is a terrific dish for the upcoming barbecueing season!



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Ellen Konstan May 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hiya Lael! I am so excited for the new book.

Remembering our Berkeley days with great fondness and wishing you well,

Krista May 1, 2012 at 12:53 am

Congratulations!! Love that your daughters keep you down to earth. :-) What a clever thing to do with chicken. I’ve used the citrus marinade with ceviche, but didn’t know it had the same effect on chicken. That’s great. :-)

Neisa April 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

So excited about the new cookbook. Every Night Italian remains in my cookbook stand on my counter, it is my “go to” book for great week night dinners. Will you offer a signed copy of the book? I was lucky enough to take a class at the Rolling Pin where he signed my other books.

Lael Hazan May 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thank you! You can always contact us through e-mail and we will figure out a way to get a signed copy to you.

Rosa April 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

I love chicken and never get tired of eating it. Those chicken breasts look so moist and scrumptious! A wonderful way of preparing them.



Rosa April 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

Congratulations on the new book! :-)

Jamie April 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

Congratulations! And I agree that it is amazingly readable! I’ve been so enjoying reading mine (while not ogling the photos and the recipes). But it is not only a beautiful book and such a story, but I find that each recipe is so simple and doable for any level cook. And I’ve cooked from his other cookbooks and every dish has been fabulously delicious! I will be cooking soon!

angela@spinachtiger April 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

Congrats on the new book. This is such a beautiful looking chicken breast. Funny, we go in and out of liking chicken. We are in the like mood for now. I am going to use this idea to make some kabobs today. Chicken with olive oil and lemon is oh so good.

Giuliano Hazan April 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thanks, Angela! Hope you enjoy your kabobs.

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