Grilled Marinara Chicken

I loved the Grilled Salsa Chicken so much.  I had to try something similar with marinara and fresh Italian herbs.

It’s a toss up.

They are both just so yum-ilicious!

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Grilled Marinara Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 1 package chicken thighs ($2.26) Manager’s Special :)
  • Fresh basil, oregano, thyme (from the garden)
  • 1 jar favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce ($.99) Coupon and sale
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 box whole wheat rotini pasta ($1)
  • (Parmesan cheese…Steve had some on his pasta, the rest of us did not.) ($.05)
  • 2 large broccoli heads, cut into florets ($.74) On sale last week!


  • Chop the herbs.

  • Stuff the herbs under the skin on the chicken thighs.

  • Spoon in some sauce (just like with the salsa in the Grilled Salsa Chicken.) Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill until cooked through.
  • Cook pasta as directed on box. Serve with remaining marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese (optional).
  • Steam broccoli florets.
  • Serve Grilled Marinara Chicken with Pasta and Broccoli.

Cost $5.04

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  1. Carole says

    Hi! Just got our first grill and I’m excited to try this! My ? is: doesn’t the sauce under the skin leak out while you grill the chicken? I’m assuming you put the meat right onto the rack, not on a pan, right?

  2. Jenna says

    Wonder if it would work to marinade chicken breasts with the sauce and herbs – I have a hang up on bone in chicken.

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