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Quick and Easy Lemon Basil Chicken

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Lemon Basil Chicken Breasts

Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken Breasts

Photo: Diana Rattray
Here's a simple chicken recipe flavored with a simple marinade of garlic, lemon, and basil. These tasty grilled or broiled chicken breasts are great with rice, pasta, or baked potatoes.


  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, without skin
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  • Marinade
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • juice of 2 lemons, or about 1/3 cup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • .
  • fresh basil or fresh parsley for garnish


Put chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap; gently pound to even thickness for even and quick cooking.

Combine marinade ingredients in a plastic food storage bag; add chicken and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Heat an oiled grill pan, grill rack, or broiler pan. Arrange chicken on hot pan or rack and grill or broil for about 10 to 12 minutes, turning often. Serve with fresh basil leaves or parsley, if desired.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Just what I was looking for, Member raspberrygirl16

I wanted a quick and easy recipe for basil chicken using raw ingredients that I had on hand and this recipe is exactly what I had in mind. The results didn't disappoint in the least. I would certainly make this again using this recipe. For some added flavor I put a dash of vinegar and added a little cilantro just b/c I had it. I cut my chicken into smaller morsels to make sure the flavor really infused throughout everything.

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