Grilled Basil-And-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These delicious chicken breasts are stuffed with basil, garlic and parmesan cheese. Then they're grilled to perfection while basting with a lemon butter sauce. One of my favorite grilled chicken recipes. From Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat outdoor grill.
  2. For sauce, in a small bowl combine lemon zest, lemon juice and one tablespoon melted butter. Set aside.
  3. For stuffing, in a small bowl, combine parmesan, basil, one tablespoon butter, and garlic. Set aside.
  4. Place each chicken piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
  5. Use the flat side of a meat mallet (or the heel of your palm) to pound chicken into rectangles about 1/8-inch thick.
  6. Remove plastic wrap and spread stuffing on chicken.
  7. Fold in sides of each chicken breast and roll up, securing with a toothpick.
  8. Grill over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink.
  9. Brush sauce over chicken during the last 10 minutes of grilling.
Most Helpful

Next time we make this, we will saute the garlic before adding it to the stuffing.

Paris D February 27, 2011

I had 2 large chicken breasts in the freezer, so I defrosted and then pounded them thin. I used the full amount of stuffing for the 2 breasts since they were so large and the amount was just perfect. Very easy to roll up and secure with toothpicks too... Unfortunately, it rained just as I was planning on grilling these, so I put them in the oven at 375F for about 15-20 min instead and basted them a few times with the butter sauce. They did not brown, so I dusted the tops with a little parmesan cheese and broiled them for just a few minutes. Very flavorful and moist. I can only think they would be even tastier grilled... I will try them again soon!!!

atlfitgirl August 31, 2007

Very excellent and easy. I used pre-flattened chicken, but I think if I didn't have that I'd just cut an envelope into a breast. Cheeting, but effective.

Carol in Cabo September 16, 2012

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