Episode: Backyard BBQ
Total:
42 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
12 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied, at room temperature
  • Emeril's Original Essence or Creole Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 4 (3-inch) pieces fennel stalks (with fronds)
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  • Emeril's BBQ Sauce or your favorite barbecue sauce* (See Cook's Note)
Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions

Preheat the grill to medium-high.

Season the inside and outside of the chicken breasts with the Essence. Add 1 piece of fennel with fronds to the inside of each breast. Close the breasts and drizzle the outside of each with olive oil.

Once the grill is hot, add the chicken, oiled side down, close the grill, and cook for 4 minutes.

Brush the chicken with additional oil and turn to the other side. Close the grill, and cook for another 4 minutes.

Flip the breasts once more and baste with BBQ sauce, close the grill, and cook for another 4 minutes.

Right before removing from grill, flip the chicken and baste with BBQ sauce a final time. Remove the chicken to a platter and allow it to rest at least 3 minutes before serving.

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch, published by William Morrow, 1993.

Cook's Note

*Available at local grocery stores.

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