Tangy Grilled Chicken Tenders in a Garlic, Basil Lemon Oil Marinade is a recipe I came up with about a year ago when I had chicken breast tenders, and little time to prepare them for dinner… These Chicken Tenders are spicy and tangy, as you bite into them you can taste all the different elements of the marinade. The trick to this dish is to pleat the chicken breasts so when you skewer them, they capture the garlic, basil, hot pepper and scallion in their folds, then when you grill them all the spicy flavors are released. Tangy Grilled Chicken Tenders in a garlic, basil, lemon oil marinade, are fast and easy to make, try serving them with my Chive Potatoes with Greek Yogurt. Let’s Cook!
Tangy Grilled Chicken Tenders in a Garlic, Basil, Lemon Oil Marinade
Easy, flavorful grilled chicken breast alternative
1 lb Chicken Breast filets (tenders)
2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
the juice of 2 lemons
1 scallion diced
1 tbls balsamic vinegar
1 mild to med hot pepper sliced thinly (to taste)
2 large garlic cloves sliced thinly (you want the garlic to grill easily so slice it thin)
handful of fresh basil leaves chopped
Chicken Spice mix to taste (Grill mates Montreal Chicken works!)
-In a dish large enough for the chicken breasts add the chicken breasts, lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thinly slice pepper and garlic, diced scallion, basil leaves chopped, along with the spice mix. Mix well and let sit for at least 20 minutes
-Skewer the Breasts in a manner which allows you to keep the garlic, pepper inside the chicken (this gets a little tricky with tenders, if you use regular thin cut breasts you can roll the mix inside before inserting the skewer)
-Place the chicken skewer on a preheated grill direct heat medium low until golden brown and cooked through the middle.
-They are not the prettiest, but they are yummy!!!