Grilled Chicken with Basil Butter

National Chicken Council
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins


4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless, pounded thin
3/4teaspoon black pepper
1/4cup melted butter
1/4cup basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1/2teaspoon salt
Basil Butter:
1/4cup butter, room temperature
3tablespoons basil leaves, chopped
1tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/4teaspoon garlic powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon black pepper


  1. In small bowl, combine ingredients for basil butter; blend well.  Place on sheet of plastic wrap, form into a log and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Preheat gas or charcoal grill, or broiler.  Press black pepper into one side of each chicken breast half.  In small bowl, combine melted butter, basil and salt.  Brush each breast half with butter mixture; place on grill and cook, turning, until done throughout, about 7 – 8 minutes per side.
  3. When chicken is done, place one breast half on each of four plates; top with one fourth of the basil butter log.

From Johnson & Wales at North Miami, Fla.



Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 350
  • Fat 27g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 135mg
  • Sodium 720mg
  • Potassium 250mg
  • Carbohydrate 1g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 28g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 6%