Grilled Chicken with Board Dressing

Chicken with Board Dressing 2Grilled chicken of any kind has always been a favorite of our 3 girls…especially when they were little! During their younger days, everything was “chicken.” “More chicken, please,” when it was really fish. “This chicken is so good, Mom,” actually they were pork chops! But they didn’t need to know any of that…yet! Whatever worked for them to clean their plates!

For the Grilled Chicken with Board Dressing recipe there would be no fibbing necessary! It needs no explanation, it’s amazing on it’s own. With 2 of our 3 girls out of state, we make it whenever they are home, especially during the summer days when the grill is fired up daily! Not a fan of chicken? This “dressing” on fish is “Far out”, too!Chicken with Board Dressing 1

When Phil and I chose “The 60s” Hippie theme for our recent Great Eight Dinner, we knew right away that this would be one of the main courses. With the Board Dressing being mostly cilantro and fresh oregano, all green and herby… of course we HAD to call it “Mary Jane” sauce on the menu!

Chicken with Board Dressing 4The chicken doesn’t soak or marinate in this bright green sauce as you would think. It is basted towards the end of the grilling and then poured on top of a carving board where the chicken is later placed, resting on top to soak up all of it’s flavorful goodness.

And boy is it good! There is never enough! Pass an extra bowl of the “dressing;” it’s perfect for dipping into with crusty french bread. With a little kick of red pepper flakes in the sauce, you are sure to be feeling groovy!


Grilled Chicken with Board Dressing

Author Debbie


  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for grill
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 4-pound chicken, halved, backbone removed, or chicken pieces of the same weight
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Combine red pepper flakes, cilantro, oregano, lime zest, and 1/4 cup oil; season dressing with salt and pepper.
  2. For the remainder of the recipe, click here. You'll love it, too!

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:

Dressing can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill.

Gr8 Tips:

The dressing is so delicious that I double the ingredients every time. Any left? Save it for the next day and spread on some bread with a little bit of extra leftover chicken...if you've got any!

Another delicious tip: try it on grilled fish! Any "steak" type fish: swordfish, tuna or mahi mahi...delicious!


Chicken with Board Dressing Dressing

Another delicious tip: try it on grilled fish! Any “steak” type fish: swordfish, tuna or mahi mahi…delicious!Chicken with Board Dressing Plated


  1. Claudia Kerns | 16th Oct 16

    I am so making this grilled chicken!! It looks amazing! I love green!!

    • Anna | 18th Oct 16

      We so appreciate your input and your Gr8 Friendship Lon!

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