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Carraba’s Italian Grill presents: Chicken GRATELLA


A tasty dish for young and the young at heart.

CHEF JORDAN BOOKHOOPDining out with children is usually a matter of compromise. Adults want something truly delicious that will tempt their tastebuds. Kids, generally, just want to play with their food. At Carrabba’s Italian Grill, everyone gets what they want, young and old alike. For the adults, there’s tasty cuisine like the Chicken Gratella presented here.


  • Has been cooking for 11 years.
  • Specializes in Italian cuisine.
  • Started working for Carrabba’s Italian Grill in 2003.
  • Received his culinary degree from Savannah Technical College in 2004.
  • Opened up the Carrabba’s here on Hilton Head in 2006.

For the kids, there’s roll-your-own-dough, letting them play with their food without the mess. Call Carrabba’s Italian Grill at (843) 785-5007.


Step 1:


8 oz. boneless/skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
Combine all spices in a small mixing bowl & incorporate.

Step 2:

½ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
½ lbs. melted unsalted butter
¼ cup fresh chopped garlic
Place the above in a small pot, bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Separate into two equal halves.

Step 3:

Season chicken liberally with Step one seasonings, then baste chicken liberally with one of the two halves of the Step two mixture. Place chicken on heated grill (approx. 500º F) at a 45-degree angle. Turn the chicken to the same side at the opposite angle and constantly baste. When chicken has been flipped, baste with the second half of the Step two mixture so you are not basting the cooked product with the baste from the raw product. Cook to an internal temperature of 160º.