Lemon Basil Chicken

Photo by Nicole S.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    medium lemon

  • 2

    garlic cloves, peeled divided

  • 1/4

    cup minced fresh basil, divided

  • 1

    broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds)

  • 2

    T butter, melted

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Finely grate enough peel from lemon to measure 2 teaspoons. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from one half. Set aside. Slice one garlic clove; place sliced garlic, 2 tablespoons basil and the remaining lemon half in the chicken cavity. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; rub with reserved lemon juice. Mince remaining garlic; combine with butter and reserved lemon peel. Rub mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and remaining basil. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 180°. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

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