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Grilled Chicken With Basil Butter

Herb butter makes everything better

This easy grilled chicken recipe is a great way to use all of that basil in your garden.

This recipe is courtesy of Perdue.

Ready in
26 m
10 m
(prepare time)
16 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


For the Basil Butter

  • 1/4 Cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper

For the Chicken

  • 4 Perdue Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, pounded thin
  • 3/4 Teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter
  • 1/4 Cup basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt


For the Basil Butter

In small bowl, combine ingredients for basil butter; blend well.

Place on sheet of plastic wrap, form into a log and refrigerate until needed.

For the Chicken

Preheat gas or charcoal grill, or broiler.

Press black pepper into 1 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 to 8 minutes per side.

When chicken is done, place 1 breast half on each of 4 plates; top with 1/4 of the basil butter log.