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Baked Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil


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  • For the Tomato and Basil Topping:
  • 10 – 12 chicken thighs – with skin and bone
  • 1 cup of fresh basil – chopped
  • 1 bulb of fresh garlic - chopped
  • 2 large plum tomatoes – diced (not too small)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Rub:
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 60mins
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Step 1

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Clean and pat dry the chicken thighs.

Combine in a bowl all of the ingredients for the tomato and basil topping and set aside.

Combine in a small bowl the rub and set aside.

Place the chicken in a baking pan and rub the rub on each thigh.

Top with the tomato and basil topping and place in the oven.

Bake 50-55 minutes or until juices run clear.

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