Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Grilled Basil-Marinated Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 31 min
  • Prep: 16 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

1 clove garlic, chopped

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds)


  1. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, basil, onion, salt, peppercorns, and garlic in a bowl. Transfer the marinade to a gallon-sized sealable plastic bag with the chicken and shake to combine. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, build a charcoal fire or preheat gas grill.
  3. Remove chicken from the marinade. Grill the chicken, turning once, until browned and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a platter and garnish with the basil sprigs.
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