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Chicken grilled with a basil butter sauce and served with a simple honey mustard sauce. The perfect meal before we transition into fall!


Basil Butter Chicken with Honey Mustard from www.tasteandtellblog.com

One thing I’m going to miss the most with the weather cooling down is that I won’t have my fresh herbs anymore, unless I want to pay an arm and a leg to buy them at the store. I didn’t even plant any herbs outside this year, but I have a pretty large kitchen window, and have several different kinds of herbs planted into small pots. They flourish all summer long, but I can never seem to keep them alive when the colder weather hits. (If anyone has any hints to keep them alive in the winter, I’d love to hear them!) So in the meantime, I’m taking advantage of those herbs as much as possible.

The herb I’ve used the most this year – and probably love the most – is my basil. There is something about basil that I just can’t get enough of!! So I am taking advantage of every moment I have left with my basil plant.

This chicken dish is perfect for this time of year. You can take it out and grill it outside, or if you have a grill pan, this is done super easily indoors. And anything is good when it’s basted with basil butter!! And since I’m a total honey mustard kind of girl, it is served with some homemade honey mustard. This would be a great meal to enjoy on the patio during these last warm evenings!


Basil Butter Chicken with Honey Mustard
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Basil Butter
  • ⅛ cup butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
Honey Mustard Sauce
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • couple drops hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
Chicken
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • extra fresh basil, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Make the Basil Butter: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder and basil. Set aside.
  2. Make the Honey Mustard Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey and hot sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Make the Chicken: Preheat an outdoor grill or a grill pan to medium. Butterfly each chicken breast open completely to make 4 pieces of thin chicken. Grill the chicken over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Halfway through, flip the chicken and baste the top side with the basil butter. (If using an indoor grill, you can baste both sides, but I wouldn't recommend doing it over a live fire because of the risk of flare ups.)
  4. Serve the chicken with the honey mustard sauce and garnish with more fresh basil.

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14 Responses to Basil Butter Chicken with Honey Mustard

  1. Rosa says:

    Delicious! I really like that honey mustard sauce.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Basil Butter sounds amazing! Love this for chicken!

  3. Alli says:

    I am not sure if you pictures are getting better, your recipes even more delicious but, I am just love love loving all of your posts. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Bev Weidner says:

    I am SO doing this.

    lick, lick! MAMA. Lick.

  5. Christine says:

    Love honey mustard chicken… yum!

  6. Lauren B. says:

    I’m with Bev! I’d totally lick my plate clean! Looks delicious!

  7. Joanne says:

    One of my med school friends bought a light that mimics natural light and it really kept her herbs alive! Might be worth looking into and it seems like it would be cost-effective in the long run. She kept chives, parsley, cilantro, basil, thyme, and sage alive all winter long! I can ask her what it was called if you want!

    The sauce for that chicken sounds absolutely divine…perfect with the basil and chicken!

  8. Ann says:

    Oh. My….I am absolutely drooling over this! What a GREAT sauce! Basil is my very favorite herb, too…followed by rosemary! I didn’t plant any herbs this year, either…but I pay the premium at the store! Next year, we’re going to have a garden and I’m going to plant herbs along with it!

  9. Katrina says:

    This is so unique looking! Yum!

  10. I’m definitely going to miss the fresh herbs too. This sounds so delicious. It looks so fresh and hearty!

  11. I love my basil, too:-)…I love this because I really like meat with things on it. So to have two different sauces on my chicken is a huge score! Both sauces sound wonderful and I could think of additional ways to use both.

  12. Kristy says:

    Oh! This is delicious. I have a bunch of basil to use as well. Next year I hope to plant some of my own, but for this year my neighbor has been so gracious! I have no doubt this recipe will be a hit with everyone in my house. :)

  13. Fiona says:

    Thank for the feed back Taste and Tell..I think your blog is fantastic

    Fi’s Kichen /fiathome.blogspot.com

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