4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 tablespoon aioli)

A side of egg noodles complements the fresh lemon and basil flavors of this guest-friendly chicken entrée.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to basil mixture, turning to coat.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 8 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 3

While chicken cooks, prepare aioli. Combine 1/4 cup basil and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve with chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

December 04, 2015
Took longer to cook than the recipe called for as our chicken pieces were thicker.  I actually finished them in the oven to be sure they cooked through.  The aoli was good.  I think next time I'll marinate the chicken in a ziploc in the fridge for a few hours to get more lemon flavor.


June 23, 2015
Wow! Was looking for a recipe to use my abundant basil and made an excellent choice. This tastes fancy! Made as written except for adding a couple Tbsp. of olive oil to frying pan before frying. Definitely a keeper.

seaside725's Review

February 13, 2014
I agree with Denkanstoss. This recipe was easy with good flavors, but I would use more garlic for a bit more taste. I paired it with linguine with oil & garlic.

Maywati's Review

October 14, 2013

Denkanstoss's Review

September 23, 2013
Easy recipe and good flavor. I'll definitely make this again, but I'll probably use a little less mayo and lemon juice and a little more garlic in the aioli.

allicraft's Review

September 02, 2012
This was awesome and easy to make. The whole family loved it. I cooked the chicken in a bit of garlic olive oil and added the fresh basil and scallions from the marinade into the pan with the chicken. The chicken was moist and flavorful. I used a 50/50 mix of mayo and yogurt for the aioli instead of light mayo. Will be making this again!

MrMakstar's Review

August 23, 2012

mrscrazyed's Review

July 09, 2012
Need to give this two ratings: one for the chicken and one for the aioli. The aioli was wonderful -- a strong four stars; the chicken not so wonderful -- a poor one star. The ingredients on the chicken did not lend themselves well to cooking in a pan. To be honest, the ingredients on the chicken did not lend themselves all that well with the chicken. Needless to say, won't be making the chicken again. But DH insisted on keeping the aioli recipes for seafood: BBQ'd shrimp, fish of any kind, and particularly crab cakes. I have a wonderful crab cake recipe that was needing a good aioli -- and here it is.

MsMiranda's Review

July 08, 2012
Added a teaspoon of olive oil to the chicken portion and marinated for a couple hours. Pounded the chicken to a more even thickness and then grilled on the bbq (added the olive oil to prevent the chicken from sticking on the grill). I then melted a slice of mozza on each chicken breast just before removing from the grill. I served the chicken on a toasted bun with fresh tomatoes and lettuce and the ailoi as dressing. The mozza evened out the tang of the dressing.

KKirby's Review

June 30, 2012