Originally Posted by suziquzie
Most times I don't even think dried basil smells or tastes anything like it came from the same plant as fresh basil!
When I pick it in the garden I smell like pesto for a few hours. (I like that!)
Stick my nose in the jar, smells like plain 'ol leaves that came off my oak trees.
I dry my basil from my garden and it's awesome. Very pungent and fragrant and flavorful.
Dry basil is better than fresh for some things, like long-cooked tomato sauces, etc. But for stuffing chicken fresh is definitely better.
1T of dry is, hopefully, for more than one chicken breast, though, becasue that would be a lot for just one.