Grilled Basil Lemon Chicken

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MarraMamba

A simple dish that I use for basil lemon chicken panini the day after. You can use tenders or chicken scaloppine as well. Thanks for catching my omission of the basil in the directions, I have fixed it.

Top Review by bluemoon downunder

Even with the 30 minutes marinading time, this was quick and easy enough to make on a Friday night when I was exhausted from a full-on week. A seriously delicious recipe that I'll happily make again - on a week night or to serve to guests. Made exactly to the recipe - using fresh basil, freshly ground black pepper and minced garlic - and just loved how lemony and garlicky it was! :) And the chicken (I used organic chicken) was moist and wonderfully tender. We do love both lemons and garlic so enjoyed this with Recipe #375257 and panfried mushrooms (with some more garlic and thyme)! YUM! I had thought 'what a pity that I cannot marinate the chicken for longer' but the 30 minutes produced SUCH excellent results. Thank you, MarraMamba, for sharing yet another great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice, combine zest and juice with oil, basil and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. Put chicken breasts between wax paper and pound to an even thickness.
  3. Place in glad bag or bowl with marinade and leave for 30 minutes to 20 hours.
  4. Grill chicken on bbq, broil it, or even cook it in a hot skillet, 6-8 minutes approximately.

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