Garlic Basil Grilled Chicken

Use 1 of 3 chicken breast options below: 

3 medium to large split chicken breasts with skin on 

3 to 4 chicken breast cutlets

3 to 4 regular boneless skinless chicken breasts



1/4 cup organic lemon juice

1/2 cup organic olive oil

4-5 cloves of organic garlic minced or chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh organic basil (packed into it)

1 tsp sea salt

fresh ground pepper


  1.  Pierce chicken thoroughly with a fork.  If you using the breasts or cutlets use the Jaccard Meat Maximizer Tenderizer (this is so easy to use, delivers great results and goes right into the dishwasher). I prefer to marinate in pyrex glass containers, DO NOT use plastic bags or tupperware.
  2. Thoroughly turn chicken in marinade, making sure it is well coated.  Cover with lid and refrigerate. I usually marinate as little as 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
  3. Heat the grill up to 400 degrees.  If cooking the regular chicken breasts, I cook directly over the heat.  Cutlets take 3-4 minutes per side and breasts take 4-5 minutes per side (on average)  If cooking the split chicken breasts, I will place them rib side down in the middle section of the grill and turn that section down to low and keep the other sections at medium heat.  The goal is to try to keep the heat around 400 degrees.  The skin will get very crispy and the meat should be firm.  Cut into the center to make sure they are thoroughly cooked.  



Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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