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    Basil Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken

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    Total Time:

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    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    This is a recipe for grilled chicken breasts that have been brined in fresh basil and lemon for unbeatable flavor. Time does not include marinating.

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    1. 1
      Prepare an ice water bath for the basil.
    2. 2
      Bring a small saucepan of water to boil over medium high heat; wilt basil leaves, drain, and plunge basil into ice water bath, then drain.
    3. 3
      Puree blanched basil, salt, lemon zest, pepper and water in a mini food processor or blender until smooth.
    4. 4
      Combine chicken with puree in a large resealable plastic bag and allow to marinate several hours or up to overnight.
    5. 5
      Grill chicken over indirect heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F with grill cover on.
    6. 6
      Open grill lid and grill chicken, skin side down, over direct heat to crisp skin and give it some char, 1 or 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Loosely tent chicken with aluminum foil and let rest several minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 30, 2013


      Absolutely wonderful! Basil and lemon on chicken --yummy. Reduced salt to 1 teaspoon. Did in oven due to storms. Served with Grilled Vegetable Packets. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (173 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 250.7
    Calories from Fat 119
    Total Fat 13.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 90.8 mg
    Sodium 962.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 30.4 g

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