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Basil Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts Recipe

Basil Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts

Summer time is here and so are dinners bursting with flavor. The basil lemon combination in this dish really makes it a nice treat for your taste buds. Knowing chicken breasts are low in calories, you don’t have to feel guilty while indulging.

Pair this Basil Lemon Pepper Chicken with some roasted squash, or some butternut squash fries, and you have a nice, healthy, satisfying meal that everyone can enjoy.

Boneless and skinless chicken breasts are a healthier alternative than chicken with skin, but they can turn out a bit dry if they’re not nicely marinated first.

This recipe will make it easy for you to make a juicy chicken breast with nice flavor.

This marinade is enough to marinate about 4-6 breasts, so make as much as you need.

Basil Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 5
Ingredients for Marinade:
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Add the ingredients to a wide and shallow dish that all your breasts will fit in. Mix until combined and add the breast and turn them to coat fully. Cover and place the dish in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. Place the breasts on a nonstick baking sheet and bake on the middle rack for about 30 minutes, but make sure the insides are no longer pink and the breasts reach an internal temperature of 165 F is met. Be sure to brush the chicken with its juices during the cooking process for a nice crispier outside.
  4. Serve with rice or potatoes and your favorite steamed vegetables.


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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


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