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Garden Fresh Basil Chicken


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 16 fresh whole basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
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  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


With knife parallel to cutting board, cut slit along one side of each chicken breast to form pocket. Place 4 whole basil leaves in each pocket; press each breast closed.

In small bowl, combine broth, chopped basil, lemon juice, pepper and garlic; set aside.

In medium nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken; brown on both sides. Pour broth mixture over chicken; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 7-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Note: Do not substitute dried basil in this recipe. Fresh basil can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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