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Basil Marinated Grilled Chicken

 
One serving costs about $2.59 One serving costs about $2.59

$2.59 per serving

11 people like this recipe

11 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 father's day,4th of july,summer,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free
spoonacular Score:80%

Spoonacular Score: 80%

 

The recipe Basil Marinated Grilled Chicken can be made in roughly roughly 45 minutes. One portion of this dish contains around 48g of protein, 9g of fat, and a total of 285 calories. This recipe serves 8 and costs $2.59 per serving. The Fourth Of July will be even more special with this recipe. Head to the store and pick up salt, lightly basil leaves, cup extra virgin olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. 10 people have made this recipe and would make it again. It is brought to you by Foodista. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and whole 30 diet. With a spoonacular score of 80%, this dish is solid. Similar recipes are All Purpose Lemon Basil Marinated Chicken, Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts, and Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Zucchini Salad.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 cloves
4 cloves garlic
garlic
2 cups
2 cups basil leaves
basil leaves
1 cup
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
extra-virgin olive oil
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
8
8  dry boneless chicken breasts
dry boneless chicken breasts
4 cloves garlic
4 cloves
garlic
2 cups basil leaves
2 cups
basil leaves
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup
extra-virgin olive oil
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
8  dry boneless chicken breasts
8
dry boneless chicken breasts

Equipment

food processor
food processor
baking pan
baking pan
grill
grill
food processor
food processor
baking pan
baking pan
grill
grill


Instructions

Mince garlic in a food processor, then add basil and process until roughly chopped. Drizzle in olive oil until a thin ketchup consistency is achieved. Add salt and whirl for 5 seconds to combine. Place chicken in a baking dish and pour marinade over chicken, turning pieces to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Grill over medium high heat until cooked through, about 8 minutes per side.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.59
Ingredient
4 cloves garlic
2 cups basil leaves
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 dry boneless chicken breasts
Price
$0.27
$1.89
$2.57
$16.03
$20.76

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
285k Calories
48g Protein
8g Total Fat
0.65g Carbs
27% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
285k
14%

Fat
8g
13%

  Saturated Fat
1g
10%

Carbohydrates
0.65g
0%

  Sugar
0.03g
0%

Cholesterol
144mg
48%

Sodium
408mg
18%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
48g
97%

Vitamin B3
23mg
118%

Selenium
72µg
104%

Vitamin B6
1mg
86%

Phosphorus
480mg
48%

Vitamin B5
3mg
32%

Vitamin K
26µg
26%

Potassium
859mg
25%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin A
384IU
8%

Vitamin B12
0.45µg
8%

Manganese
0.13mg
6%

Iron
1mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.87mg
6%

Vitamin C
4mg
5%

Copper
0.09mg
4%

Folate
13µg
3%

Calcium
24mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.23µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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