Grilled Chicken Framboise

This recipe is dear to me because it is the first time I used the gas grill by myself.

I need to reiterate how important this is. I used the gas grill. By myself. I have caught many a major appliance on fire, so I was slightly terrified I might actually set ablaze an actual grill using actual flames. Oh the irony and the delicious results.

Dole encouraged my creativity, so I entered their freaky sweet cooking contest with this gorgeous grilled (non-exploding) chicken. You must enter, too. Because I said so. And because nothing exploded: Dole Facebook Cooking Contest. If you’re feeling more like a judge than a contestant, make sure to enter Dole’s “Be a Fan Judge”Sweepstakes (more information below).

Recipe thoughts and Ruminations:

  • Heavy, cast iron pans wrapped in aluminum foil help expedite cooking times. They also flatten the chicken nicely for a pleasing presentation and those tell tale grilling hatch marks.
  • Grilling the chicken creates smoky undertones, perfect with the sweet acids of the strained raspberry sauce. Serve with grilled zucchini, a sprig of parsley, the fruits of the season (and your freezer) and enjoy this low carbohydrate, low fat dinner, guilt-free.
  • Why framboise? My friend Gilana alerted me to the fact that the French word for raspberries is framboise. I love her for suggesting something so pretty that it makes me want to paint my nails. With sparkles. But not near the open flames of the grill. Just sayin’.

Find the recipe here at, where I’m one of the “Original Foodie 100”: Grilled Chicken Framboise.

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And don’t forget to enter Dole’s Facebook Cooking Contest with your favorite appetizer or starter (using at least one cup of any Dole product) and you could win a trip to Los Angeles in the 2012 Dole California Cook-Off. You’ll compete at The Grove, and dishes will be judged by Celebrity Chef Ben Ford. The winning recipe contestant gets a cash prize of $10,000 and two runners up will each receive a cash prize of $1,000!

If you’re not up for competing, you could join Chef Ben Ford and a distinguished panel of judges in crowning the winner of the 2012 Dole California Cook-Off? A lucky winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles and a cash prize of $500. Enter!  Dole Facebook “Be a Fan Judge” Sweepstakes.

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  1. zandra morris says

    I received my free merchandise from the contest with LCfoods and I am so happy Cant believe i won something. thanks for having the contest. so excited. cant wait to try all the stuff,especially the I can have brownies when the rest of the family does.THANKS SO MUCH>I dont know what i would do without you great receipes. had califlower pizza for lunch yesterdayand maybe again today since its so good.keep up the good work .

    • Thank you so much for letting me know…and for letting me know! I love you and am glad you’re happy with your prizes and the pizza. 😀

  2. You know what.. you oughta be on the Food Network! You would be fabulous dahling!

    • Cindy, Bless you. I don’t know how many appliances I’d set ablaze on a national network. There could be a tally…

  3. Wow! This looks totally yummy and I love the taste of chicken with a little something sweet. I love love love your fabulous recipes. They look and taste wonderful. I also enjoy reading your funny stories and remarks. You are such a fun person. Blessings to you, Sheatina

    • Thank you so much for saying so. I swear I was terrified to use the grill. I also used the electric meat slicer for the first time that afternoon. I was treading dangerous Jamie waters.

  4. Love your LC imagination and worship your recipes. I bought the oober duuber Ninja and wife cut herself on blade (boy it is sharp, and terrific)… should I retain an attorney? Get your husband to use the Ninja and do all the dangerous stuff… we can’t afford to be without your foods. If you aren’t married, I can get a divorce but I am 61 and I do still love my wife but I think I love your food more, not sure… /sigh

  5. One of my favorite things to do to chicken is to pound it with the flat side of a meat tenderizer. Especially when I am grilling, it makes the chicken cook faster and more evenly. I put the chicken in plastic wrap and pound away!!! It even will have nice grill marks that way.

    • I agree with you totally, Anna-who-rocks. The chicken wasn’t flat, so the pans wanted to fall off. lol

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