Basil Crisp Chicken Breast

Basil Crisp Chicken Breast

Chicken breast baked with yogurt, bread crumbs, and basil.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 35 min

340 calories per serving 


1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped   28 g
1 cup yogurt, plain, 2%   260 g
1 tsp cornstarch   3 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, butterflied   300 g
1/4 cup bread crumbs   35 g
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated   9 g

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  2. Chop the basil finely and put it in a bowl. Add the yogurt, cornstarch, salt, and pepper, then mix well.
  3. Butterfly the chicken breasts by splitting the thickness in half with a cut starting on one side and slicing to almost, but not completely through to the other side. Fold the breasts, then spread half of the mixture inside the fold and the other half over the top. Lay the chicken breasts in an ovenproof dish.
  4. In a bowl, mix the bread crumbs and the grated parmesan, then sprinkle the mixture over the chicken. Bake, uncovered, in the upper third of the oven for about 35 min, until the chicken is cooked and the crust is browned. Serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (270g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




6 g

10 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0 g

14 %


95 mg


340 mg

14 %


23 g

8 %


1 g

4 %


10 g


45 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

4 %


30 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: ¾ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 1 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin D
Good source of :
Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Calcium, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Calcium | High Iron | Bake

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