Zesty Basil Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Grill: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The combination of fresh basil and other seasonings gives this chicken a wonderful aroma. It's a real crowd-pleaser at picnics and potlucks...folks always come back for seconds!


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed (7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, basil, onion, garlic and salt if desired. Rub pepper and lemon-pepper over chicken. Brush with butter mixture.
  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium-low heat, 15-23 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting with marinade frequently. Before serving, sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 303 calories, 19g fat (0 saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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