Basil Chicken

Holly Roeder


While a little time consuming, this recipe is well worth it the first time you open the oven door and smell the rich aroma of all the combined seasonings. We like to serve this with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, and, of course, homemade bread.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1
    whole baking chicken or pieces (with skin), which ever you prefer
  • 1 pkg
    Feta cheese
  • 2 tsp
    basil (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice (or to taste)
  • ·
    seasonings to taste (salt, pepper, garlic, etc)

How to Make Basil Chicken


  1. Mix lemon juice, basil and feta in separate bowl.
  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Carefully pull skin away from chicken, without detaching it from the edges, then stuff with feta mixture.
  3. season exterior of chicken to taste (I use lemon juice, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic)
  4. Bake at 350° for about 45 min. for pieces, longer for whole chicken. Puncture chicken with knife. Chicken is done when juices run clear.

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Course/Dish: Chicken

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