TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 315 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the barbecue sauce, lavender, oil and garlic. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20 minutes. Turn; grill 10-15 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lavender Chicken in Fresh Home Spring 2010

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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