Grilled Chicken with Anise

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


Best when served with Prosecco!


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5 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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    2 lbs. boneless chicken breast
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    1 head of anise - quartered
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    2- 3 tbs. olive oil
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    rub for the chicken breast:
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    ½ tsp. salt
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    ½ tsp. garlic powder
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    ½ tsp. black pepper
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    ½ tsp. paprika
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    ½ tsp. dried oregano
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    for the anise:
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    ¼ - ½ tsp. salt
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    ¼ - ½ tsp. pepper
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    1 – 2 tbs. olive oil
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    grated romano or parmesan cheese

How to Make Grilled Chicken with Anise


  1. For Chicken Breast:
    Combine the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl. Rub this all over the chicken breast.
    Heat a large frying pan with 2 tbs. olive oil. Place the chicken in the pan over a medium heat and sauté. Cover the pan slightly; when the chicken gains a nice golden color on one side; turn over and continue cooking on the other side. Do not cook the chicken on a high heat; this will dry out the chicken.
    The chicken is done when the meat is slightly firm to the touch and the juices run clear. Let the chicken rest at least 5 minutes before slicing to keep it from drying out.

    For the Anise:
    Place the quartered anise in the pan that the chicken was just cooked in.
    Drizzle a tbs. of olive oil over the anise and season it with the salt and black pepper.
    Grill the anise until a nice golden color is reached on both sides.
    Serve with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of lemon if desired.

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About Grilled Chicken with Anise

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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