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Basil-and-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Makes: 4 servings Prep 20 mins Grill 25 mins to 30 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 1/4 cup  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons  snipped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil


1. In a small bowl combine Parmesan cheese, basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and garlic; set aside.

2. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound lightly to about 1/8-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Spread cheese mixture on chicken. Fold in sides of each chicken breast; roll up, pressing edges to seal. Fasten with wooden toothpicks.

3. For sauce, in a small bowl combine lemon peel, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil; set aside.

4. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Place chicken on the grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F), brushing occasionally with sauce the last 10 minutes of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust grill for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)

Basil-and-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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paula.c.senn wrote:

I totally agree. FitMag get your act together! the chicken has red stuff in the picture that isn't in the recipe. And it definitely looks baked not grilled. What the heck? what is that a picture of?

6/10/2013 08:08:05 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

I added dried tomatoes mushrooms..let you know how it turns out ....great aroma with the basil, garlic..

1/25/2013 04:17:11 PM Report Abuse
MissCarmenSD wrote:

I'm assumming the red ingredient is sundried tomatoes since the recipe itself is pretty mediterranian, and the picture does look like it was oven baked...

12/8/2011 12:55:40 PM Report Abuse
rDogg wrote:

I pan-seared, then baked this chicken at 375 for 30 minutes, and I used thighs instead of breasts since that's all I had on hand. Quite tasty. I'll make this again, for sure.

1/31/2011 05:10:25 PM Report Abuse
shelbsyd wrote:

The chicken looks like stuffed bread, it doen't looked grilled, it looks baked. I don't think the picture is of the Basil and Garlic Chicken.

1/18/2011 09:59:26 AM Report Abuse

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