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Lemon Garlic Basil Chicken
Lemon Garlic Basic Chicken
  • 3 lb Chicken, whole broiler-fryer
  • 1 Lemon, juice
  • 2 tsp Lemon peel
  • 2 Garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp Black pepper
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Trim fat from chicken.
  2. Grate 2 teaspoons lemon peel. Cut lemon in half. Rub chicken inside and out with the juice from one lemon half, sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Slice second lemon half. Stuff chicken with lemon slices, garlic and one third of the basil.
  4. Place chicken breast side up in baking dish or roasting pan. Rub chicken with lemon peel. Sprinkle remaining basil over chicken. Pour any remaining lemon juice in the pan.
  5. Cover and bake 1 hour. Uncover and bake until golden brown and tender, about 30 minutes.
Serves: 4

Note: Fresh basil can be substituted with dried basil (1/2 cup fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil). Basil is an excellent source of iron, calcium, potassium and Vitamin C, all of which are hugely beneficial to one’s health. It also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin A, magnesium and manganese.