Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken [+ Video]

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Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken [+ Video]

A photo of grilled honey lemon basil chicken thighs with fresh basil chiffonade on top.

Grilled chicken is the perfect meal for summer! Add a simple marinade of the best flavors, and you’ll be making this Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken all summer long! It is a healthy and easy chicken recipe your whole family will enjoy!

Our easy grilled lemon pepper asparagus or our simple roasted garlic veggies make the perfect side dishes for this easy grilled chicken.

The marinade is made with just 4 ingredients and produces tender, juicy and plump chicken that is delicious on its own, or it can be sliced up and added to your favorite salad or pasta. Try it in our Lemon Chicken Caesar Panzanella Salad or in our 20 Minute Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta! It is also great just over some simple white rice.

One thing I like about Utah is that there are definitely 4 distinct seasons. While I enjoy certain seasons more than others (winter, I’m looking at you!), there is at least one thing I love about each season. Grilling is one of the things I love about summer!

Pulling the grill out or the Traeger just makes me happy! I love the smoky flavor of food on the grill, and I love getting friends or family together for a fun BBQ. Let’s get to the details of making this simple grilled chicken!

How to Marinate Chicken?

Creating perfectly grilled chicken starts with a good marinade. A marinade infuses the chicken with flavor and helps the chicken stay tender. For this easy grilled chicken recipe, just a few simple ingredients are needed. You probably have them in your house already. No need for a trip to the grocery store!

  • Lemon zest: adds bright fresh flavor
  • Fresh lemon juice: helps tenderize the chicken
  • Honey: adds natural sweetness and helps caramelize the chicken
  • Montreal seasoning: adds flavor

Combine all the marinade ingredients together and reserve a couple of tablespoons for later. Place the chicken thighs in a glass dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Flip the thighs over so they get coated on each side. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least an hour (up to overnight).

Is It Healthy to Eat Grilled Chicken?

Yes! Skinless chicken is a healthy protein, though a chicken thigh is going to have more fat than a chicken breast. If you want a lean meal, go with a chicken breast. Our motto is balance and moderation in all things. Eating grilled chicken for every meal everyday wouldn’t be a healthy practice and pretty extreme, but a nice piece of grilled chicken paired with some healthy fruits and veggie

Heavenly Hash Ice Cream

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Creamy chocolate ice cream with a marshmallow swirl, crunchy almonds, and chocolate chips add up to a homemade heavenly hash ice cream.

Extreme close-up on chocolate almond ice cream in cone

What’s the difference between Rocky Road and Heavenly Hash?

At their heart, both of these chocolate ice creams contain marshmallows and almonds. Heavenly Hash often contains an additional chocolate add-in, either chocolate chips, flakes, or chunks.

Rocky Road is usually a chunkier ice cream, typically with whole nuts and mini marshmallows, and Heavenly Hash might have smaller pieces of nuts, a marshmallow swirl, and chocolate pieces mixed throughout.

Heavenly Hash Ice Cream

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

Chocolate Ice Cream Base

  • heavy cream
  • cocoa powder
  • sugar
  • kosher salt
  • chocolate chips
  • milk

Mustard Carolina BBQ Sauce Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

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Mustard Carolina BBQ Sauce Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

A photo of beef short ribs smothered in mustard Carolina BBQ sauce over a pile of mashed potatoes.

Beef short ribs that fall apart and are bathed in a tangy mustard based BBQ sauce from South Carolina! And you only need 30 minutes and an Instant Pot!

Cade grew up in South Carolina so we are always trying to find new ways to get back to his roots through delicious Southern food. These Instant pot beef short ribs smothered in mustard Carolina sauce is our latest and greatest! And our mustard sauce is the best with a couple of surprising ingredients you won’t believe!

You all have loved our world’s best Carolina pulled pork, so you’re going to go crazy for these short ribs! Pile them on top of some steakhouse smashed potatoes!

So make a side of Southern macaroni and cheese or this Southern English pea salad, and get all your favorite people around the table the for this one!

Ingredients for Mustard BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Before we jump into the recipe for these Instant Pot short ribs, you need to make the Carolina Barbecue Sauce. It is the most fabulous combination of ingredients you’re already going to have on hand. Here is what you need:

  • Yellow Mustard
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Ketchup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Texas Pete’s or Franks Hot Sauce
  • Butter
  • Nutmeg
  • Liquid Smoke

Those surprise ingredients…melted butter and nutmeg! I could almost drink this stuff it’s so good! Once the mustard sauce is made, you just need a few more ingredients…

  • Beef Short Ribs
  • Pineapple Juice: braising liquid
  • BBQ Rub: Kosher Salt, Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika, Thyme, Ground Cumin and Nutmeg

The measurements and details for the all the ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

We love our BBQ rub because it’s the best ever, but feel free to use whatever your favorite BBQ rub is! Once the sauce and rub are ready, then we can start the ribs!

How to Make Mustard Carolina BBQ Short Ribs

Our oven braised beef short ribs has been a popular recipe on the site for years, so we are speeding things up with this recipe and cooking them in the I

Green Chile Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Cheesy enchiladas filled with chicken and black beans in a green chile sauce is a hearty dinner that always gets two thumbs up from my crowd.

Horizontal shot of plate of enchiladas with cheese and tomatoes

There are a great many enchilada recipes in my cookbooks and binders, easily dozens. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve made over the years.

These enchiladas were my family’s favorite when I first published this recipe – it was one of the first recipes I published here, over 13 years ago. And this is still a recipe that I make often. And if that isn’t reason enough for you to try it, they’re easy enough to assemble that my kids have been making them on their own for many years.

I usually assemble them early in the day and then cover the pan with foil and tuck it in the fridge. Bake for about an hour before you plan to serve dinner, removing the foil for the last 20 minutes.

Vertical shot of plate of enchiladas with cheese and tomatoes

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • chicken
  • black beans
  • green chile enchilada sauce 
  • garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • flour tortillas
  • shr

Wild Blueberry Pie with Shortbread Crust

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Wild Blueberry Pie with Shortbread Crust

a photo of a whole baked wild blueberry pie in a shortbread crust with a streusel topping and a vanilla glaze.

This wild blueberry pie is topped with a brown sugar streusel (I know, streusels are life!) and the shortbread crust is so rich and buttery!

I don’t know that there’s a huge benefit to me posting pie recipes every few months. No one seems to love pie exactly like me online. IRL? Yes, because my people are in fact “my people” and they get the pie love. Hence why we are friends. One in particular, Janelle, she just gets me. We would be the best travel-to-eat companions. Obviously when I saw her at a party holding a pie it was the first one I had to try. 

And that was the best idea. 

This is that pie. 

She is the genius that combined lots of wonderful recipes from bloggers across the web to create the ultimate blueberry crumble pie. And in case you even dared to ignore it, the streusel crumble on top is the most glorious element of the show.

Actually, I think Janelle hit gold by going for wild blueberries (most grocery stores now sell them in the freezer department) which transform this pie. This is sure to be one of your new favorite summer desserts!

Ingredients for Blueberry Pie

There are three components to this recipe so it looks like a lot of ingredients but most of them overlap to it’s really just a short list. Here is what you will need:

Shortbread Crust

  • Flour: regular all purpose
  • Powdered Sugar: all the sweetness without the grainy texture of granulated sugar
  • Butter: unsalted is preferred
  • Vanilla: adds flavor
  • Almond Extract: adds flavor
  • Salt: enhances all the flavors


  • Wild Blueberries: you can use frozen if needed
  • Lemon Zest and Juice: fresh is best
  • Sugar: regular granulated, it balances the tartness of the berries
  • Cornaby’s EZ Gel: thickens the filling
  • Salt: enhances the sweetness

Streusel Topping

  • Flour: all purpose
  • Brown Sugar: adds richness and sweetness to the streusel crumble
  • Sugar: a little more sweetness
  • Salt: cuts the sweetness
  • Butter: unsalted is preferred

Optional Glaze

  • Powdered Sugar: adds sweetness to balance the acidity of the lemon juice
  • Lemon Juice: must be fresh
  • Milk: thins out the glaze a little

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

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