Saturday, September 26, 2009

License To Grill Cookbook

This morning, dressed in a jacket and the wide brimmed gardening hat my son gave me for Christmas last year, I avoided the very large yellowjackets and successfully pruned the overgrown basil plant. The nights are going to start getting cooler next week and I know the days for fresh basil are numbered.

Little Bit of Everything's featured cookbook this week is License To Grill by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby. I believe I purchased this book when we had our lake house. We were in a grilling rut and I was always looking for new grilling recipes.

Basil - Garlic Chicken Breasts
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
4 whole boneless chicken breasts
In a small bowl, combine the basil, garlic and olive oil and mix well. Rub the chicken breasts with this mixutre. Sprinkle with sale and pepper. Grill over a medium fire, skin side down, until the skin is crispy 8 to 10 minutes. Turn the breasts over and grill for another 6 minutes. Grill until the chicken registers an internal tempeature of 170.
My notes on this recipe: I used both chicken breasts and thighs.


  1. I have enjoyed lots of recipes from LICENSE TO GRILL. Glad you had a positive experience, this is a basic simple one, but always has great results.

    Nice looking site, great photos

  2. this looks yummy! i'm looking to add to my arsenal of grill recipes. we just moved into a new house and can finally use one!


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