Hungry Girl: The Only Grilled Chicken Recipe You’ll Need For Labor Day

08/25/2014 at 11:13 AM ET

Hungry Girl Grilled Chicken Recipe
Courtesy Hungry Girl

Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

The recipe of the day, Marinated Chicken Alla Griglia, originated with two very talented guys. Andrew Carmellini is a famous chef and cookbook author, specializing in Italian and French cooking, who’s won two James Beard Foundation Awards. And Robert De Niro… is Robert freaking De Niro. Carmellini is also the chef and a partner at NYC’s Locanda Verde, located inside The Greenwich Hotel, owned by the aforementioned movie star.

I love the simplicity of this impressive recipe. Plus, it has a pretty Italian name — sure, it just translates to “grilled,” but your neighbors don’t need to know that. And best of all, it’s so easy: You just marinate it for two hours, and then pop that poultry on the grill.

In Casino, De Niro’s character Ace Rothstein quipped, “There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it.” I’d like to add one more… the Hungry Girl way! I stick with straight-up skinless chicken breast, rather than the quartered birds. (Sorry, fatty dark meat.) And all that oil in the marinade? Hardly necessary, with all the flavorful ingredients. My slimmed-down recipe is serious business.

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Chicken a la Hungry Girl-lia
Makes 4 servings

2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried rosemary
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
⅛ tsp. each salt and black pepper
½ lemon, sliced
Four 5-oz. boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness

1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except lemon and chicken. Pour mixture into a large resealable bag. Add lemon and chicken, remove as much air as possible, and seal. Gently massage marinade into chicken. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
2. Bring a grill sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Place chicken on the grill, and discard excess marinade and lemon slices. Cover and cook for 6 minutes.
3. Flip chicken, re-cover, and cook for about 6 minutes, until cooked through. Enjoy!

1/4th of recipe: 203 calories, 5g fat, 319mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 33g protein

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Cool, but how does this relate to Robert De Niro again? Didn’t quite get the reference…… it originated with him? Did he make it first or something? Not very clear.

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