Basil Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken

Basil Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken created by WiGal

This is a recipe for grilled chicken breasts that have been brined in fresh basil and lemon for unbeatable flavor. Time does not include marinating.

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  • Prepare an ice water bath for the basil.
  • Bring a small saucepan of water to boil over medium high heat; wilt basil leaves, drain, and plunge basil into ice water bath, then drain.
  • Puree blanched basil, salt, lemon zest, pepper and water in a mini food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Combine chicken with puree in a large resealable plastic bag and allow to marinate several hours or up to overnight.
  • Grill chicken over indirect heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F with grill cover on.
  • Open grill lid and grill chicken, skin side down, over direct heat to crisp skin and give it some char, 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Loosely tent chicken with aluminum foil and let rest several minutes before serving.
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"This is a recipe for grilled chicken breasts that have been brined in fresh basil and lemon for unbeatable flavor. Time does not include marinating."

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  1. WiGal
    Absolutely wonderful! Basil and lemon on chicken --yummy. Reduced salt to 1 teaspoon. Did in oven due to storms. Served with recipe#130665. Thanks for sharing.
  2. WiGal
    Basil Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken Created by WiGal
  3. threeovens
    This is a recipe for grilled chicken breasts that have been brined in fresh basil and lemon for unbeatable flavor. Time does not include marinating.
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