Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken

Steph Wagner

March 23, 2015

Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken

 
Basil Garlic Grilled Chicken. Simple recipe with lots of fresh flavor! Perfect after weight loss surgery.

 

You’re only four ingredients away from a very delicious grilled chicken dinner. After weight loss surgery such as the Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery, it’s difficult to keep variety in your meals. If you find yourself eating too much grilled chicken you’ll soon be burnt out and reaching for anything else.

I’m a big supporter of keeping variety in your diet. That doesn’t have to be difficult! This recipe takes grilled chicken to a fresh and delicious place with the help of chopped basil leaves. I sliced up the leftovers and used them for lunches for the week (tossed it over romaine with light caesar dressing).

Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken Strips. Perfect on salads or for a quick postop bariatric meal! #vsg #rny #wls

 

Basil Garlic Grilled Chicken. Simple recipe with lots of fresh flavor! Perfect after weight loss surgery.

Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped (about 4 tbsp)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 5 sprays olive oil spray
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper and extra to taste

Instructions

  • Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, combine the basil, garlic and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and spread basil mixture over both sides of chicken.
  • Spray grill or grill pan with olive oil/cooking spray.
  • Grill for 6 minutes per side or longer depending on thickness. Use a meat thermometer to ensure internal temperature is 165F.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 129kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 288mg8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 93IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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