Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

2018-06-04
  • Yield : 2 serving plates
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 35m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 40m

Easy grilled chicken breasts recipe. Boneless and skinless chicken breasts grilled over a gas grill and served with delicious homemade Cilantro-Lime Butter. This grilled chicken recipe adapted from https://www.finecooking.com/

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Grilled Chicken Tenders with Basil and Bacon Recipe

This is only three-ingredients recipe. Very easy to prepare. You can substitute sun-dried tomatoes or slivers of Parmesan cheese for the basil or use prosciutto or pancetta in place of the bacon if desired.

Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients: 1½ pounds (740 g) chicken tenders, 1 bunch fresh basil, rinsed, shaken dry, and stemmed, 12-16 thin slices bacon

Instructions: Place 1-2 basil leaves on each chicken tender, then wrap each tender and basil in a slice of bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick. Preheat the gas grill to high. Place the drip pan under the front of the grill. Lightly grease the hot surface with vegetable oil.

Place the chicken tenders on the hot oiled grill and grill, covered, for 3-5 minutes, turning once.

Turn off gas grill and open the lid. Using tongs, remove grilled chicken from the grill and transfer to a serving plate. Remove and discard the toothpicks. Serve grilled chicken tenders hot.

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Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro plus some extra sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 large skinless and boneless chicken breasts, rinsed, patted dry and butterflied
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Method

Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, combine unsalted butter, chopped cilantro, lime zest, Tabasco sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Using a wooden spoon, mash mixture until smooth. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20-25 minutes.

Step 2

Place butterflied chicken breasts on a shallow plate. Sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and drizzle with the lime juice and olive. Set aside and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat your gas grill to high. Place marinated chicken breasts on the hot surface and grill, covered, for 3-5 minutes, turning once.

Step 4

Turn off the gas grill and open the lid. Using tongs, remove grilled chicken from the grill and transfer to a warm plate.

Step 5

Slice cilantro-butter into thin sticks. Arrange on the top of each hot chicken breast. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    269
  • Protein

    27.1 g
  • Carbohydrate

    36.6 g
  • Fat

    2.2 g
  • Cholesterol

    44.7 mg
  • Sodium

    568 mg

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