Thursday, June 26, 2008

Basil Chicken

I've been trying to find some more healthy recipes to give us beach-ready bodies. I remembered a great website I used a few years ago during the South Beach Diet phase of my life called 3 Fat Chicks. The website gives great diet tips and has a ton of great recipes that have been reviewed by its users.

After this was done, I was a little hesitant to try it because I figured it would be flavorless. Let's be real. Most "diet" food is. Well this broke ever diet food rule in the book! It had a great lemony flavor and wasn't at all overpowered by all the basil included in the dish. It's a definite must try! I'm including the link for the original recipe and posting the recipe I changed up.

Basil Chicken

Source: 3 fat Chicks

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sugar or splenda
1/2 tsp. pepper


1. Pound chicken to 1/2″ thickness. Add oil to pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan. Cook, turning to lightly brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.

2. Chop basil leaves. Add 1/2 basil to pan, along with garlic and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until chicken is white in center of thickest part, 6 to 7 minutes, spooning juices over chicken often. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Boil pan juices, uncovered, over high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in remaining sliced basil and pour over chicken.


Joanne said...

I really enjoyed this chicken dish especially since it was quite different from most of the other chicken I make. It was sweet and yummy.

Melissa's blog collection said...

It was so good! And I loved how it made the house smell.

Mrs. PB&J said...

It was excellent! It was a perfect combination of sweet and lemon-y. And smelled delicious!

Heather said...

Hey Exp... what do you usually serve this with? Thinking about making this tonight, but looking for side ideas.