Sautéed Chicken with Lemon and Basil

How much basil goes into this sautéed lemon chicken recipe? As much as you like! Twist the McCormick® Basil Herb Grinder directly into the chicken coating and sauce while prepping and cooking. Ready to serve? Garnish with more basil for a winner-winner chicken dinner.

Serves: 4
5 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
5 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Mix flour, salt, garlic powder, pepper and desired amount of basil herb grinder in shallow dish. Moisten chicken lightly with water. Coat evenly with flour mixture. Discard any remaining flour mixture.

  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Cook 1/2 of the chicken pieces 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding additional oil if necessary. Remove chicken from skillet.

  • Stir stock, lemon juice and desired amount of basil herb grinder into skillet. Bring to boil, stirring to release browned bits in bottom of skillet. Add asparagus. Stirring frequently, cook 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Return chicken to skillet and add tomatoes; cook until heated through. Season to taste with basil herb grinder.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tips:

•Not sure how much Basil Herb Grinder to add? Try grinding 20 twists (2 teaspoons) to the flour mixture and 10 twists (1 teaspoon) to the sauce. 

•Serve chicken with cooked pasta, rice, vegetables or tossed salad.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 254Calories: 254Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Sodium: 467mgProtein: 30g
  • Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 2gCarbohydrate: 11g