Grilled Basil Lemon Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

bluemoon downunder August 14, 2009

Loved this chicken, and with such a short ingredient list the flavors really come through!

mommyluvs2cook November 21, 2016

This was a very good grilled chicken recipe. Quick and easy. Thanks for posting.

gwynn August 17, 2011

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