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Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

An easy to make Grilled Chicken with a finger-licking basil dressing.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 6 servings


For the Chicken

  • 6 pieces Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil Extra virgin
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Crushed Fennel Seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder

For the Basil Dressing

  • 1 cup Basil leaves lightly packed
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil Extra virgin
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder


Grilled Chicken

  • Score the chicken breasts and keep aside.
  • Take the oil, lemon juice, fennel powder, salt and pepper powder in a bowl.
  • Whisk well to blend.
  • Apply marinade on all the chicken pieces and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill pan on medium high heat.
  • Apply oil on the pan.
  • Place the marinated chicken and cook till brown on one side.
  • Flip the pieces and cook till brown in colour.
  • Once cooked through, transfer the pieces to a plate.

For the Basil Dressing

  • Grind the basil leaves and garlic cloves to a smooth paste.
  • Add the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper powder and blitz for a few seconds, till well blended.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces onto serving plates and drizzle the basil dressing on top. Serve immediately.