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    Honey Basil Grilled Chicken

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    30 mins

    10 mins

    20 mins

    Julie in TX's Note:

    This is a yummy flavor filled chicken dish. It's perfect for those hot summer says when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. It can also be prepared in the broiler. I did not include marinating time in the total prep time. I like to serve it with a rice dish and a spinach salad. A cool key-lime pie would make it a perfect meal!

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    1. 1
      Combine the first 6 ingredients.
    2. 2
      Cut the peppers into 1-2" pieces.
    3. 3
      Add the chicken breasts& peppers to the honey mixture.
    4. 4
      I put all the ingredients in a heavy-duty zip lock bag.
    5. 5
      Seal the bag and shake it until the chicken& peppers are coated with the honey mixture.
    6. 6
      Put it in the refrigerator and let it marinate for 3 hours.
    7. 7
      Turn the bag several times to make sure the chicken and the vegetables are well coated with the marinade.
    8. 8
      Take the chicken and peppers out of the marinade.
    9. 9
      Put the marinade in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
    10. 10
      Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce reduces a small amount.
    11. 11
      This usually takes about 5 minutes.
    12. 12
      Spray the grill rack with cooking spray.
    13. 13
      Heat the grill to medium heat.
    14. 14
      Put the chicken on the rack and close the grill lid.
    15. 15
      Cook for 8-10 minutes.
    16. 16
      Turn the chicken and continue cooking for 8-10 minutes.
    17. 17
      Baste with the marinade during the last few minutes of cooking.
    18. 18
      The peppers can be grilled in a grilling basket or on skewers.
    19. 19
      The peppers will need to grill for about 5 minutes on each side.
    20. 20
      The chicken and peppers can be cooked in your oven broiler.
    21. 21
      Place them in a single layer on the broiler pan which has been sprayed with cooking spray.
    22. 22
      Broil 5-6 inches from the heat for 10 minutes.
    23. 23
      Turn the chicken and peppers and baste with the marinade.
    24. 24
      Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until chicken is done.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 18, 2009


      This was really good! The flavors were great together. I served it with sweet chili sauce for dipping. Will definately be making again.

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    • on August 04, 2007


      delicious!! didn't use the peppers, just chicken. to make things even easier, i just dumped all of the marinade ingredients into the food processor. Mm!

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    • on July 25, 2007


      I thought this was really good. I didn't have enough lemons to make the entire cup. I ended up with only about a 1/4 cup. I cut back on the honey a bit but kept everything else at the same amounts. I also added sea salt and fresh pepper right before grilling. I really enjoyed the sweet taste the marinade gave to the jasmine rice I served with this. Thanks so much.

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    Nutritional Facts for Honey Basil Grilled Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (353 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 354.9
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 34.2 mg
    Sodium 45.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 50.4 g
    Protein 15.7 g

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