Sunday, August 11, 2013

Basil Grilled Chicken

I have to apologize for not being around lately.  I am a lazy blogger.  I have been home with the kids again since the beginning of June....and nothing.....
And I have to apologize secondly because this recipe has no pictures.  Partly because of my laziness..see above, and because this did not last long. In fact, the 6 year old told me it tasted better than Chicken McNuggets.  Now THAT is saying something about a recipe that pictures cannot portray.

It's a simple recipe, actually.  Found from my Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book:

Grilled Basil Chicken


3 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup olive oil 
salt and pepper
8 chicken leg quarters


In a blender, combine the first 3 ingredients until well blended.  With the blender still going (on low) slowly add the olive oil.  
Salt and pepper chicken to taste.
Heat grill.  Place chicken on the grill and mop the basil sauce over it.  Each time you turn the chicken, mop the chicken with the basil.  Grill until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160˚.  Serve with whatever you would like. 

That's it.  Easy Peasy.. 

Note to self...I really need to get my camera out again. :) 


  1. Gosh! I was just thinking to myself the other day that I haven't seen you around for awhile! I hope you've been doing well, Dana! The chicken sounds delicious - and it does say a lot that kiddos think it's better than McNuggets :)

  2. LOL! I was thinking the same thing, Jamie. I must be on the right road! LOL