Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken

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This Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken recipe screams of summer. Use fresh summer basil and cook it outdoors for a taste that can’t be beat.

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Despite the gray May we’ve been experiencing, I’ve busted out the grill quite a bit this month. Grilling is so easy and quick — and leaves my kitchen just a little bit cleaner. Let’s all say a big “YAY Grilling Season!” Clean kitchens deserve that.

This Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken is a super quick and easy dish to throw on the grill. With a blender, the marinade comes together in about 90 seconds. Pour it in a bag with a bunch of chicken tenders and slide it into the fridge for a few hours.

Grill — tenders cook much more quickly than whole chicken pieces — and you’re good to go! I love the flavors that the fresh basil and Dijon impart. Yum!

–> Be sure to read this post about chicken in marinades to see how you can make the easiest freezer meal ever.

Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken | Good Cheap Eats

I love the flavors and aroma of fresh basil. It’s one of those happy signs of summer!

Cheap trick:

Instead of buying those expensive bundles of fresh herbs at the grocery store, buy the whole plant! It’s usually about the same price — and you’ll have so much more. Don’t feel like you have to coddle that plant forever, though it’s nice if you do. You can use all the leaves at once in a bulk batch of Rustic Basil Sauce and freeze it in small portions to use all summer long. Or just keep making batches of this easy grilled chicken. It’s great hot, warm, or cold.

Tools I use to make this EASY:

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