Saturday, June 7, 2014

Weekend Recipe - Basil Grilled Chicken

This perfect recipe to use fresh basil from the garden is great with lemon basil, purple basil, Thai basil or your favorite pesto basil.

Lemon basil with tangerine marigolds

Basil Grilled Chicken 

3/4 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
4 chicken breasts, skin removed
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 T. minced fresh basil
1 T. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper

Press 3/4 tsp. pepper into meaty side of chicken. Mix 1/3 cup butter and 1/4 cup basil in bowl. Brush chicken lightly with some of the mixture. Allow the rest to remain and room temperature so it is spreadable.  Grill chicken over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes per side or until cooked through, basting frequently with remaining basil and butter mixture.

For the basil butter, mix 1/2 cup butter, 2 Tbls. basil, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed until blended and smooth. Remove to serving bowl and set aside. 

Once cooked, serve chicken with whipped basil butter and linguine or other pasta and fresh seasonal vegetables for a complete meal.  then toss a few fresh leaves basil leaves on for garnish!

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