Grilled Limoncello Chicken with California Raisins

The season's hottest liqueur adds flavor to the chicken and to the raisins, too.
  • Prep Time : 25 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 55 min


  • Serving Size: 1 breast


    Limoncello Chicken

    • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1/2 cup limoncello (lemon liqueur)
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 2 medium shallots, minced
    • 6 to 8 very thin slices prosciutto
    • chopped fresh rosemary

    Limoncello Infused Raisins

    • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
    • 2/3 cup limoncello
    • 2 lemon slices, about 1/4-inch thick with seeds removed


    Limoncello Chicken

    Rinse chicken and place in a gallon-size resealable bag. Add limoncello, lemon juice, salt, pepper flakes and shallots. Seal bag and turn several times to mix ingredients; refrigerate overnight. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. Wrap prosciutto around chicken breasts and secure with toothpicks. Grill over medium heat for about 15 minutes, turning several times, until chicken is cooked through and prosciutto is crispy.

    Limoncello Infused Raisins

    While chicken is cooking, stir raisins, limoncello and lemon slices together in a small saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the limoncello is absorbed by the raisins. Press the lemon slices with the back of a spoon several times to release juices. Spoon over chicken and sprinkle with rosemary to serve.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 340 (10% from fat); Total Fat 4g (sat 1g, mono 1g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 80mg; Protein 31g; Carbohydrate 47g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 41g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 710mg; Calcium 41mg; Potassium 550mg

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