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Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing
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Contributed by: Whitedov1208Added: Feb 14, 2009 at 04:55 PM


The basil dressing makes this taste like you're fine dining at a posh restaurant! Easy recipe and serves 6.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (light can be used)
  • 3 Tablespoons plus 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon, grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds, coarsely crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts or turkey cutlets
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large clove garlic
How to make it:
  1. Whisk 1/3 cup of olive oil, lemon juice, fennel seeds, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt in a heavy-duty re-sealable plastic bag.
  2. Add the chicken (or turkey) and seal the bag to marinade.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to 1 day, turning the meat occasionally.
  4. Prepare the grill or oven (375 degrees) and bake meat until throughly cooked.
  5. Transfer the meat to platter and drizzle the basil dressing over and serve.
  6. Add brown balsmati rice and string beans for a complete meal!
    BASIL DRESSING: Meanwhile, blend the basil, garlic, lemon zest and remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 teas. salt in a blender (or whisk) until smooth. Gradulally blend in the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil. Add more salt to taste, if desired.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Fennel  B N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 14, 2009 at 10:48 PM By: Lola