Basil Chicken

Serves: 4

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
185 5 1 28 0 335 6 4

recipe ingredients
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. salad oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper

recipe directions
Pound chicken to 1/2″ thickness. Combine garlic and oil in a skillet. Stir often over medium-high heat until garlic is golden, 3 to 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer garlic to a small bowl. Add chicken to pan. Cook, turning to lightly brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Cut basil leaves into thin slivers. Add 1/2 cup basil to pan, along with garlic and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until chicken is white in center of thickest part, 6 to 7 minutes, spooning juices over chicken often. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Boil pan juices, uncovered, over high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in remaining sliced basil and pour over chicken.


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  • Karl

    I love this recipe. It is a favorite of mine. Add more pepper if you like it spicy, it adds a nice flavorful kick.

  • Amanda

    Really great recipe! It’s definitely something that I’ll be making again!

  • Pam

    This was a fabulous recipe. Very good. I added mushrooms, though and cooked with the chicken. Oh so good!

  • Nancy

    I made this for the first time tonight, with basil from the garden. I didn’t know what else to make besides pesto, so I thought I’d try this. It is delicious!! I will be making this dish often. Fast and easy and with the combination of garlic, lemon juice and basil, it tastes so fresh and tangy! You could impress dinner guests with this with minimal effort. Just make sure they like garlic though!

  • Lisa

    This recipe is awesome. Easy to make, tasty to eat. My family loved it, too. Will be making again!!

  • Monica

    My fiancee and I loved it! It’s a great meal. One of the best homemade meals I’ve ever made.

  • MEG

    My sister is doing WW but also checks your site. She made this recipe and I loved it. I’m looking forward to trying many more of your recipes.

  • Michelle

    Very tasty!! I used dried basil leaves instead of fresh ones to cut down on time. Also, this recipe used ingredients that most people already have at home!

  • LAWry

    This meal was terrific! I made my with tilapia though and added some capers too it.. (I don’t eat chicken) .. Thanks!

  • Charlie

    WOW I made this for my wife lastnight and i had my doubts but it was some of the best tasting chicken i ever fixed. thanx

  • angie

    Love this recipe. I add some chilli peppers to spice it up and instead of water I use chicken stock. Mmm!

  • Cristy

    This is a great recipe – even my children, age 2 and 4 liked it. Easy to make and flavorful! A+

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  • Stephanie

    This was DELICIOUS! Made it for my family and they loved it. I ended up just chopping the basil to save me the hassle of cutting thin strips but it still turned out wonderful. I would definitely make this again!

  • Monica

    This was sooo good and easy! Even my picky son loved it! Will definetly make again!

  • Joe Ann

    Delicious. Will be making this again!