Basil Chicken Recipe Grilled

4 servings Unwind with a cold beverage after work as this flavorful chicken marinates in a tomato-herb mixture for an hour before being grilled.

One serving has 177 calories, 5g of fat (1g saturated fat), 63 mg of cholesterol, 171 mg of sodium, 8g of carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), and 24g of protein.

I Can’t Stop Making This Garlic, Basil Chicken Marinade

Grilled Basil Chicken 🔗

This cinch of a marinade gives the chicken lots of Italian flavor. Serve the chicken with a tossed green salad and garlic breadsticks, or put slices on a ciabatta roll along with lettuce, tomato and mozzarella cheese for a zesty handheld meal. —Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire

Prep: 10min

Total: 20min

Nutrition Facts: calories 231 calories, Fat 9g fat (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 94mg cholesterol, Sodium 156mg sodium, Carbohydrate 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat


  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • Grilled romaine, optional


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight., Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. If desired, serve over grilled romaine.

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