Basil Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken

Recipe by threeovens
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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