famous lemon and basil chicken

Ingredients For famous lemon and basil chicken

  • 4
    chicken breasts
  • pepper to taste
  • 4
    fresh basil leaves
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 slice
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make famous lemon and basil chicken

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • 2
    Place the chicken in a baking dish.
  • 3
    Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper and arrange skin side up.
  • 4
    Loosen the skin from each chicken breast and slip a basil leaf between the skin and the meat.
  • 5
    Add the garlic to the baking dish.
  • 6
    Place a slice of lemon on top of each piece of chicken.
  • 7
    Drizzle with oil.
  • 8
    Bake, basting occasionally with pan juices and turning the chicken and the baking dish occasionally so the chicken browns evenly, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • 9
    To serve, place a browned lemon slice and garlic clove on top of each portion of chicken.

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