Monday, September 14, 2015

Grilled chicken thigh with basil dressing

Last week I cooked this sweet Mediterranean-inspired flavour grilled chicken which incorporated basil and fennel. I love both herb and spice so much!! Basil and fennel go really well with chicken. The chicken was so succulent and flavourful till the last bite.

I am glad that I have this beautiful and healthy lemon basil plant and I could use it any time I want. Some day, I just snip a stem or two and leave it in my living room; act as natural 

1 chicken thigh
Handful of fresh lemon basil leaves, cut lightly
1 tsp fennel
3 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped

Basil dressing:
Handful of fresh lemon basil leaves
1/3 cup olive oil
5 cloves garlic
Lemon juice from 1/4 lemon
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp Pepper and 1/2 tsp salt

1. In a bowl, add the olive oil, cut lemon basil leaves, chopped garlic, fennel, and salt. Rub the chicken thigh with all the ingredients. Covered with cling wrap and let it marinate in fridge overnight.

2. For basil dressing - Blend all the ingredients together. Add salt and pepper more, to taste.

3. Grill or oven grill the chicken thigh. I cooked mine in my flip pan for about 15 minutes on each side.

Now, how do you like my grilled chicken with basil dressing, and vegetables in vinaigrette?

Basil dressing

Broccoli & Carrot with bacon bits in vinaigrette

Tasty grilled chicken

The chicken was so tasty and tender that it tasted good by itself. The basil dressing is an added bonus. *wink wink*


Somewhere in Singapore said...

Makes me drooling and wish that i could have it now, hehe...

Princess Ribbon said...

I like using herbs too, and the oven.. Senang.. I usually use McCormmick Italian herbs only.. Your chicken looks so so good and juicy, yummzzz..

Anonymous said...

Yummmm!!! Makes me so hungry looking at that! Wish I could plant all those fresh natural herbs. All I have would be the dried bottle ones. :(

Agnes said...

I hardly use fresh herbs in my cooking because I do not know how to use them and when to use which one..need to read more on cooking with herbs.
I like the simple presentation of your food.

Azura Chan said...

Never tried basil dressing. But looking at thisost makes me drooling. hehe

Sharon D said...

I think it looks amazingly delicious, Rose. I would invite myself over if I were your neighbour. ;)

reana claire said...

Very nicely done, Rose!! I love the smell and taste of basil leaves!

Small Kucing said...

can imagine how wangi it is. Hubby eat as ulam the lemon basil

Nancy Chan said...

Your grilled chicken thigh definitely smells good and taste good too! I have basil plants but I hardly use them because hubby doesn't like the smell of basil.

mun said...

I love to eat basil leaves!

ChrisAu said...

yummy!!! Seems like Rose can cook nice food too! :)

Linda said...

I am getting hungry looking at your lovely photos, Rose!!! This looks scrumptious, the chicken looks so moist and tender and the presentations are lovely!