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  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Tart, fresh marinade livens up simple grilled chicken.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
47 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly pound chicken to an even 3/4-inch thickness. Pat chicken dry using paper towels and place in a large resealable plastic bag.

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  • Combine lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, salt, oil and basil in a blender or food processor. Pulse for 30 seconds or until well blended.

  • Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag and turn to coat chicken thoroughly. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to overnight.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat or about 400 degrees F.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.

  • Grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through.

  • Transfer to serving plate and garnish with additional basil, if desired.

Tips

Recipe Note:  Add extra thick lemon slices or wedges to the grill with the chicken to use as a garnish or to squeeze for extra lemon flavor.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 153.6mg. Full Nutrition
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