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Baked Citrus Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce

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“Luxurious cream and fresh basil together create an elegant dinner with just a few ingredients.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut 4 very thin slices of 1 lemon.
  3. From remaining part of lemon squeeze 3 tbsp of juice into a bowl.
  4. Slice other lemon into 8 wedges.
  5. Using your fingers loosen skin from breast but leave attached.
  6. Carefully slip 1 lemon slice & 1 basil leaf under skin.
  7. Season chicken with Salt & Pepper and place in a baking dish. (treated with cooking spray).
  8. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until skin starts to turn golden.
  9. Meanwhile, whisk cream, honey mustard, 3 tbsp of lemon juice and garlic together.
  10. After 20 minutes pour over chicken.
  11. Scatter lemon wedges around chicken.
  12. Bake 20 more minutes basting occaisionally.
  13. Meanwhile, finely chop rest of basil.
  14. When chicken comes out of oven transfer meat to serving platter and stir basil, salt & pepper into sauce.
  15. Spoon sauce over chicken.

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