Grilled Basil Chicken Recipe

Grilled Basil Chicken Recipe
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Grilled Basil Chicken Recipe

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This cinch of a marinade gives the chicken lots of Italian flavor. Serve the chicken with a tossed green salad and garlic breadsticks, or put slices on a ciabatta roll along with lettuce, tomato and mozzarella cheese for a zesty handheld meal. —Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire
Featured In: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • Grilled romaine, optional

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. If desired, serve over grilled romaine.
Freeze option: Freeze chicken with marinade in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill as directed.
Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Basil Chicken in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 231 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • Grilled romaine, optional
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. If desired, serve over grilled romaine.
    Freeze option: Freeze chicken with marinade in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill as directed.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Basil Chicken in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

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