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Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.

Makes

8 servings

Garden-fresh basil is put to good use in this super summer recipe. The chicken turns out moist and tender every time.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1-1/2 cups into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

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