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Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken Recipe

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken Recipe

Garden-fresh basil is put to good use in this super summer recipe. The chicken turns out moist and tender every time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 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. Yield: 8 servings.

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 227025
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"This chicken is outstanding! I cut the recipe in half for my husband and me and substituted 1/4 cup of my homemade pesto for the 1/2 cup basil...amazing flavor! My husband declared it his "new favorite" and I will definitely be making this again!"

Black Lady User ID: 3107669 160847
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"I will try this. It sounds delicious!!!"

glentjlove74206 User ID: 5036606 93194
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"I will try it..."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 143551
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"I made this just as directed. It was wonderful! Very easy."

toupee User ID: 1044433 93193
Reviewed May. 26, 2009

" Thank you. I will give it a try.

Klingenheimer User ID: 1941261 143550
Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"White wine vinegar is located with cooking wines. Instead of using red wine as a substitution, I would suggest using apple juice in its place."

toupee User ID: 1044433 97617
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"Where does one find white wine vinegar? Can red be substituted?"

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