Basil Grilled Chicken

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4   skinned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves, plus 2 tablespoons freshly minced basil leaves
1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) butter, melted, plus 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperatu
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
fresh basil sprigs, optional


Prepare charcoal grill. 

Press the coarsely ground pepper into the meaty side of the chicken breast halves. Stir the chopped basil into the melted butter. Brush the chicken lightly with this mixture. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, minced basil, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until smoothly blended. Transfer to a small serving bowl; set aside. 

Grill the chicken over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, basting frequently with the remaining melted butter mixture. 

Serve the grilled chicken with the basil-butter mixture. Garnish with fresh basil springs, if desired. 

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Mrs. Deen, You are a wonderful cook, and you cook the way people did when I was growing up. Your entire family are great cooks, and I thank you all. Please, keep up the outstanding work!!!

By Lisa Barnes on August 20, 2011


This is the best chicken recipe I have had in a long time! I made it into chicken sandwiches! I was amazing!

By Anonymous on June 08, 2010

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