Basil Grilled Chicken

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 skinned chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves, plus 2 tablespoons freshly minced basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) butter, melted, plus 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh basil springs, optional
Directions
  • Prepare charcoal grill.

  • Press the coarsely ground pepper into the meaty side of the chicken breast halves. Stir the chopped basil into the melted butter. Brush the chicken lightly with this mixture. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, minced basil, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until smoothly blended. Transfer to a small serving bowl; set aside.

  • Grill the chicken over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, basting frequently with the remaining melted butter mixture.

  • Serve the grilled chicken with the basil-butter mixture. Garnish with fresh basil springs, if desired.


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