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Lemon Basil Split Chicken Breast Recipe

Lemon and basil marinated split chicken breasts on the grill.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 336kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 zest from lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves packed
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Place all marinade ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and blend well.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a sealable bag (careful with the ribs so they don't poke through) and pour in the marinade.
  • Work the marinade around to cover the chicken breasts and then squeeze as much air out of the bag as you can and seal it.
  • Place the bag in a bowl (in case the ribs made a hole in the bag) and place the bag in the refrigerator.
  • Marinate the chicken for around 4 - 6 hours, turning the bag a few times throughout so that the chicken gets equal love from the marinade.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and place the bag of marinating chicken on the kitchen counter about 30 minutes before grilling, just to warm the breasts up a little.
  • Follow these directions to grill your chicken.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg