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Lemon-Basil Chicken

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

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade.

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

  4. 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.