Lemon Basil Chicken

“This recipe is very simple to prepare, and tastes delicious. A perfect weeknight recipe. Do leave the skin and bones on the chicken pieces for more flavor and a lovely crisp skin. I typically double the recipe so that we can have leftovers. The recipe is from the cookbook Fresh & Fast by Marie Simmons. I serve with fresh seasonal vegetables.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Clean and trim fat from chicken, and salt and pepper each side. Place chicken in a baking dish, skin side up.
  3. Loosen the skin on each piece, and place a basil leaf under the skin, directly on top of the chicken meat.
  4. Toss the garlic around the chicken in the baking dish.
  5. Place the lemon slices on top of each piece of chicken and drizzle with the oil.
  6. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes (depending on whether it's white meat or dark meat), basting with the garlic flavored pan juices every 10 minutes. The skin should be crisp and brown and the meat tender when it's ready to serve.

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