Southern Living, Five-Star Recipe Collection, 1990
¾ tsp coarsely ground pepper
4 chicken breast halves, skinned
1/3 cup butter, melted
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
½ cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
¼ tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Fresh basil springs (optional)
- Press ¾ tsp pepper into meaty sides of chicken breast halves. Combine 1/3 cup melted butter and ¼ cup chopped basil; stir well. Brush chicken lightly with melted butter mixture.
- Combine ½ cup softened butter, 2 Tbsp basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Beat at low speed of an electric mixer until mixture is well blended and smooth. Transfer to a small serving bowl; set aside.
- Grill chicken over medium coals 8 to 10 minutes on each side, basting frequently with remaining melted butter mixture.
- Serve grilled chicken with basil-butter mixture. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs, if desired.
Yield: 4 servings