The Recipe - Giada's grilled chicken with basil dressing , tarted up a little by me
500 gm boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
freshly ground pepper
fennel seeds roasted and powdered - 1 1/2 tsp
2tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
Whisk the marinade ingredients together and rub the mix into the chicken and reserve for about 2 hrs .
Blend two fistfuls of tulsi or if you are lucky,basil , along with a bunch of mint leaves and 2 chopped cloves of garlic .Add a tsp of lemon juice and some lemon zest along with a little salt and pepper to the blend .Whisk it thoroughly and start adding the olive oil till it is blended through and is a lovely translucent green .
Grill the chicken breasts or fry them in a nonstick pan . You wont need any oil . Douse with the basil - mint dressing and serve . I cooked the marinate through and used it as an additional sauce , not that anyone wanted it - the basil-mint concoction was so good .
Serve with a good crusty bread , boiled veggies tossed in a little butter and some mushrooms cooked with oregano and peppercorns .