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    Easy Lemon Basil Chicken

    Easy Lemon Basil Chicken. Photo by Diana #2

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    BettyBaker1's Note:

    This is a super easy, 5-ingredient, very flavorful entree that was given to me by a friend. You can cook it all on the stove-top or finish it in the oven. And it can be gluten-free.

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    1. 1
      Sprinkle chicken, both sides, with basil (1 T per piece). It should be a liberal coating; you can even use more than what's listed.
    2. 2
      Heat a fry pan on medium-high and add 1 T of the olive oil.
    3. 3
      Mix remaining oil, lemon juice and soy sauce. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Brown chicken in oil, both sides. Add liquid mix. Bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      At this point you can either place chicken in an oven pan and bake at 375°F or just turn the stove down to a simmer; cook for 15-20 min for boneless and 40-45 min for bone-in chicken.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 03, 2009


      My husband LOVES this. I have to make it at least once a week now. It made me write my very first review. The only changes I've made is 1) Fresh basil with just a little dried, and 2) After I cook the chicken in the oil/juice/soy mixture, I reduce the sauce to thicken, then baste the chicken with the thick version before baking for 10 minutes. I also add fresh black pepper and chipotle powder, but that's me.

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    • on April 03, 2009


      If you like basil, you'll love this recipe. Easy, tender, juicy, and I loved the flavour. I let it simmer on the stove while I prepared the rest of the meal. Will be making this again. Thanks Betty Baker for a terrific supper. Made for Spring PAC 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Lemon Basil Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (64 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 183.7
    Calories from Fat 162
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1340.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 2.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chicken pieces

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