Basil Grilled Chicken {with Basil Butter}
Basting the chicken with herbed melted butter during the grilling keeps the chicken oh so moist. And the basil, Parmesan, butter mixture served on top....that slowly melts as you take each bite....well now that's just heaven.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
For the chicken...
  • ½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • ⅛ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbl. fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemony thyme leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 Tbl. butter, melted
For the basil butter...
  • ½ stick of butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbl. fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1 Tbl. fresh herbs, minced (thyme, rosemary, oregano)
  • 2 Tbl. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • Fresh basil springs, optional
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
For the chicken...
  1. Gently pound chicken breasts to even thickness.
  2. Press the coarsely ground pepper onto sides of the chicken breasts.
  3. Stir the chopped herbs into the melted butter.
  4. Brush the chicken lightly with this mixture.
  5. Grill the chicken over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, basting frequently with the remaining melted butter mixture.
For the basil butter...
  1. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, minced basil & herbs, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix with a wooden spoon until smoothly blended.
  3. Transfer to a small serving bowl; set aside.
To serve...
  1. Serve the grilled chicken with the basil-butter mixture.
  2. Garnish with fresh basil springs, if desired.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at