Recipe: Lemon basil chicken

Alpa Momaya

May 24, 2022

Lemon basil chicken

If you're a big fan of Thai cuisine, you've definitely been drawn towards the fragrant and delectable flavours of this dish. Though Thai cuisine is known for its fragrant herbs and spices, Lemon Basil stands out among all of those. This quick and easy dinner is a perfect for those hectic days. Here's a recipe for Lemon Basil Chicken for a quick midweek meal that is pan-fried and seared to perfection!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 1 plate
Calories 120.8 kcal


  • 200 g Chicken, skinless
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Pound the chicken to an equal 3/4-inch thickness. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag after patting it dry with paper towels.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and basil. Pulse for 30 seconds, or until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag, and turn to fully coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, or about 400°F.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade.
  • Place each chicken piece separately and grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until thoroughly done.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with more basil, if desired.
Keyword basil leaves, chicken, lemon

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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