Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Grilled Chicken with Basil and Lemon Dressing - You'veGotSupper.com

4 lemon(s)
2/3 cup(s) olive oil, divided
6 chicken breast halves, boneless skinless
1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
1 tsp pepper, divided
1 cup(s) basil (fresh), loosely packed
1 clove(s) garlic

1. Marinade - combine 1/3 cup olive oil, 3 tbsp of lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Pound chicken to an even thickness. Add chicken breasts, seal the bag, and massage the marinade into the chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.
2. While marinating, blend the basil, garlic, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper until smooth (with a food processor or blender). Gradually blend in 1/3 cup of olive oil.
3. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 7 - 10 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
4. Serve chicken on platter. Drizzle chicken with basil and lemon dressing. Serve with extra dressing on the side.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.

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