Lemon Basil Chicken

Kitty Miller


Got this recipe from my daughter. One of her favorites and she asks for this for birthday dinner. Delicious on grill or stovetop.


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5 Min
12 Min


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    1 pound chicken breasts (2-3 chicken breasts)
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    2 tablespoons lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon
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    2 tablespoons olive oil
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    1 teaspoon dry basil
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    1 teaspoon garlic powder
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    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
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    1/2 teaspoon salt
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    1/4 teaspoon pepper
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    1/4 teaspoon oregano
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    1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
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    dash of red pepper flakes (optional

How to Make Lemon Basil Chicken


  1. Place chicken inside a freezer bag and pound chicken thin with a meat mallet. (If you don't have a meat mallet, you can use the side of a can) Whisk marinade ingredients together and add to chicken. Marinate chicken for 4 hours up to overnight, occasionally flipping bag over.
    3.Let chicken sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time permitting).
    4.Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Once very hot, add chicken and cook, undisturbed for 3-5 minutes, or until nicely browned (or blackened if you prefer) on one side. Turn chicken over, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for approximately 5-7 more minutes (depending on thickness of chicken), or until chicken is cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
    6.Let chicken sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time permitting) before grilling
  4. Meanwhile, grease and preheat the grill to medium heat, 375-450°F.
  5. Grill chicken undisturbed for for 5-7 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. (An inserted thermometer should read 165 degrees F.)
  6. Remove chicken from grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  7. Delicious in pasta, salad, wraps, sandwiches, pitas, etc.

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About Lemon Basil Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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