Basil Grilled Chicken

This buttery basil chicken is grilled then served with a delicious herb and Parmesan butter. If you want, make the softened basil butter mixture a little earlier, shape into a roll, wrap in wax paper, and refrigerate until firm. Then slice and serve when the chicken is done.

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes


Basil Butter

  1. Rub the coarse pepper over the chicken breasts. Combine the 6 tablespoons of melted butter and 1/4 cup of chopped basil; blend well. Brush chicken lightly with the melted butter mixture, reserving the remaining melted butter mixture for basting.
  2. Combine the 6 tablespoons of softened butter, 2 tablespoons chopped basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Beat until mixture is well blended and smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.
  3. If desired, make this softened basil butter mixture and form into a roll, wrap with wax paper, and refrigerate until firm. Then when the chicken is done, serve it with the round slices of basil butter.
  4. Grill chicken over medium coals for 35 to 45 minutes, turning and basting frequently with remaining melted butter mixture. To test for doneness, pierce with a fork; juices should run clear.
  5. Serve grilled chicken with basil butter mixture.
Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Serves 4

Calories per serving: 442
Fat per serving: 36.4g


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