In the heat of the summer never beats the fresh flavors of lemon and basil. One of my favorite grilled chicken recipes is this garlic lemon basil chicken.
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Garlic Lemon Basil Chicken

Garlic Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken is a simple chicken marinade that is light and refreshing perfect for a summer grilled chicken recipe.

Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Garlic Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Leah @ Beyer Beware


  • 4-5 pounds of chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 Lemons Juiced
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 or more of White Wine
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 10-12 Basil Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Put the lemon and lime juices, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender and start pulsating.
  2. Add oil, wine, mustard, and honey as it purees.
  3. Once it is all liquified, add the basil leaves and pulsate just enough to cut up the basil.
  4. If you want thinner pieces of chicken, pound the boneless chicken breasts or use chicken breasts or thighs as is. Place in a gallon Ziploc bag.
  5. Pour the marinade over the chicken and seal the bag.
  6. Let marinate for 2-24 hours in the fridge.
  7. When ready to prepare grill on a 350 degrees grill and season with salt and pepper. You may also bake the chicken for 25 minutes on 350 degrees.