Grilled Basil Lime Chicken Breast

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202 CALORIES 2g CARBS 5g FAT 32g PROTEIN
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While I almost always pair basil with lemon juice, lately I have been loving using lime juice instead to mix things up. Something about the tart, slightly sweet lime juice with the earthy, herbal basil really works whether it’s in simple salads, dressings and sauces, or a dish like today’s basil lime grilled chicken. The marinade is incredibly simple, just a quick combination of lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper but it adds great flavor to the chicken. And as you may have guessed, this makes delicious leftovers. I especially love it in chicken salad for sandwiches and wraps.

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The Recipe

Grilled Basil Lime Chicken Breast

PREP TIME: 4 Hours
COOK TIME: 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 U lime, juice and zest (or 2 for more lime flavor)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. basil, chopped
  • 1 U garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

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Instructions

  1. Pound the chicken breasts lightly to uniform thickness. This will help them grill evenly.
  2. Marinate the chicken in the lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Skillet: Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 74mg
24%
Sodium 644mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 0g
Protein 32g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Grilled Basil Lime Chicken Breast
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April 25, 2016 - 21:19
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Really flavorfult
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