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    Grilled Basil-And-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken

    Grilled Basil-And-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken. Photo by Tee Lee

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

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    20 mins

    Tee Lee's Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

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    Sauce

    Stuffing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat outdoor grill.
    2. 2
      For sauce, in a small bowl combine lemon zest, lemon juice and one tablespoon melted butter. Set aside.
    3. 3
      For stuffing, in a small bowl, combine parmesan, basil, one tablespoon butter, and garlic. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Place each chicken piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
    5. 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. 6
      Remove plastic wrap and spread stuffing on chicken.
    7. 7
      Fold in sides of each chicken breast and roll up, securing with a toothpick.
    8. 8
      Grill over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink.
    9. 9
      Brush sauce over chicken during the last 10 minutes of grilling.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 27, 2011

      45

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

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    • on August 31, 2007

      45

      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!!!

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    • on September 16, 2012

      55

      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Basil-And-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (141 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 216.7
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    44%
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 96.2 mg
    32%
    Sodium 283.5 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    1%
    Protein 27.6 g
    55%

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