Grilled Basil and Garlic Stuffed Chicken

Grilled Basil and Garlic Stuffed Chicken

Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon, rind of
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese (please use a good parmesan cheese)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (may add more)
  • 1 lb skinless chicken breast half (4 medium)
  • salt and pepper
  • ground red pepper

Directions

  • 1 For sauce, in a small bowl combine lemon peel, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  • 2 For stuffing, combine butter, parmesan cheese, basil and garlic in a small bowl.
  • 3 Set aside.
  • 4 Place chicken piece between 2 double layers of plastic wrap.
  • 5 Use flat side of a meat mallet to pound chicken into rectangles about 1/8 inch thick.
  • 6 Remove plastic warp.
  • 7 Spread stuffing on chicken.
  • 8 Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper and ground red pepper to taste.
  • 9 Fold in sides of each chicken breast and roll up chicken.
  • 10 Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  • 11 Grill over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, brushing occasionally with sauce the last 10 minutes of grilling.
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