Recipe: Basil Grilled Chicken
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 skinned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves, plus 2 tablespoons freshly minced basil leaves
1 tablespoon grated parmesan
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh basil sprigs for garnish
Press the coarsely ground black pepper into the meaty side of the chicken breast halves.
Stir the chopped basil into the melted butter. Brush the chicken lightly with this mixture.
In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, minced basil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt
and pepper. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until smoothly blended. Transfer to a small serving
bowl. Set aside.
Grill the chicken over a medium hot grill for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, basting frequently with the
remaining melted butter mixture.
Serve the grilled chicken with the basil-butter mixture and garnish with fresh basil sprigs.