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Lemon-Basil Grilled Chicken

Lemon, garlic and basil flavors come together to make some tasty grilled chicken.


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. shredded lemon peel

  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves


In a shallow dish combine oil, lemon juice, half of the basil, vinegar, garlic, lemon peel, salt and pepper.

Add the chicken and coat both sides.

  • Store covered in the refrigerator for 45 minutes before using.

  • Preheat Charcoal Grill or Broiler.

  • Grill or Broil the chicken breasts 4 inches from the heat source for about 5 minutes on each site or until the internal temperature reaches 175F and is cooked all the way through.

  • Transfer to a clean serving platter and sprinkle with the remaining basil.

    Source: Adapted from a recipe in Recipes From America's Small Farms by Joanne Lamb Hayes, Lori Stein and Maura Webber.

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