Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken Breast

Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken Breast

(WBTV) - Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken Breast & Balsamic Marinated South Carolina Peaches

Recipe by James Fox, Executive Chef of Best Impressions Caterers.


  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Large Sprig, Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Fresh Garlic Minced
  • 1 Lemon Zested and Juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • 4 Fresh South Carolina Peaches Halved
  • 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Micro Basil (can use fine julienne basil leaves)


  1. Whisk together Basil, Garlic and Lemon in a shallow bowl. Add chicken and let marinate for 4 hours.
  2. Season well with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper and grill chicken over a medium heat until fully cooked, basting with marinade during the cooking process.
  3. In a sauce pan, combine balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture over peaches and allow to marinate for 10-12 minutes. Remove peaches from mixture and set to the side. Return mixture to pan and gently warm. Whisk in cold butter until totally incorporated.
  5. Gently grill peaches cut side down for 3-4 minutes or till they begin to caramelize. Let cool and and cut each half into 4 pieces.
  6. Place chicken on serving plate, place cut grilled marinated peaches over the chicken. Top with balsamic butter sauce, and garnish with Micro Basil.

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