Basil Grilled Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Barenakedchef

We tried this recipe on a turkey breast at Thanksgiving...and it was awesome! This recipe comes from Southern Living's Five Star Recipe Collection.

Top Review by Paka1931

We really enjoyed this chicken. I pounded the chicken for uniform thickness and used half butter and half olive oil. This was a great way to use my fresh basil. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Press 3/4 teaspoon pepper into meaty sides of chicken breast halves. Combine 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup chopped basil; stir well. Brush on chicken lightly.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 2 tablespoons basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in small bowl. Beat at low speed of an electric mixer until mixture is well blended and smooth. Transfer to a small serving bowl; set aside.
  3. Grill chicken on medium coals 8-10 minutes per side, basting frequently with remaining melted butter mixture.
  4. Serve grilled chicken with basil-butter mixture. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs, if desired.

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