Lemony chicken with creamy basil sauce

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

6 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 12 minutes
Lemony chicken with creamy basil sauce

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


Ingredients

  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 6 skinless, bonelss chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup creamy caesar dressing
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 green onion , sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. Finely grate 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon peel into a large bowl. Squeeze in 1/4 cup (50 mL) juice from lemon. Stir in oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Add chicken and turn to coat. Let stand while preparing sauce.
  • For sauce, pour dressing into a small bowl. Cut tomato in half. Squeeze out and discard seeds. Coarsely chop. Stir into dressing with onion and basil.
  • Place chicken on grill. Save any oil mixture in bowl. Barbecue, covered, 6 minutes, then baste with saved mixture. Discard any remaining mixture. Turn chicken and continue to barbecue, covered, until chicken feels springy when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes. Place on a platter. Spoon basil-caesar sauce overtop or serve on the side. Excellent with a spinach-and-red onion salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 208,
  • Protein
  • 31.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.3 g,
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 315 mg.

No need to marinate chicken. Flavour it up after grilling with our easy basil-caesar sauce.