Lemon-Basil Chicken

Southern Living
Lemon basil has green leaves, but it also has a distinct citrus aroma and flavor.
Makes 4 servings


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1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh lemon basil or basil
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 (1/2-inch-thick) skinned and boned chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
Hot cooked rice


Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, blending well. Add chicken; cover and chill 40 minutes, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade.

Cook chicken in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Pour reserved marinade through a wire-mesh strainer into skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve chicken over hot cooked rice.

Created date

June 2002