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Grilled Chicken with Basil and Lemon Dressing

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Servings: 6          Prep Time: 20 min.          Cook Time: 15 min.
Marinating the chicken before grilling keeps it moist and tender. Drizzling the grilled chicken with the basil and lemon dressing adds lots of interesting flavor.
 

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

• 4 lemon(s)
• 2/3 cup(s) olive oil, divided
• 6 chicken breast halves, boneless skinless
• 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
• 1 tsp pepper, divided
• 1 cup(s) basil (fresh), loosely packed
• 1 clove(s) garlic
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1. Marinade - combine 1/3 cup olive oil, 3 tbsp of lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Pound chicken to an even thickness. Add chicken breasts, seal the bag, and massage the marinade into the chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.
2. While marinating, blend the basil, garlic, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper until smooth (with a food processor or blender). Gradually blend in 1/3 cup of olive oil.
3. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 7 - 10 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
4. Serve chicken on platter. Drizzle chicken with basil and lemon dressing. Serve with extra dressing on the side.
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Note: Serve leftover chicken and dressing over mixed greens the next day.
Suggested Side:  Feta Stuffed Tomatoes and Strawberry Salad
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Recipe Comments

Karen C at 7/7/2010 7:59:21 AM
Tender, juicy, wonderfully flavored chicken. My kids loved it as well. Will make extra next time to have leftovers.
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