Easy Lemon Basil Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by BettyBaker1

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.

Top Review by J. Irish

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Heat a fry pan on medium-high and add 1 T of the olive oil.
  3. Mix remaining oil, lemon juice and soy sauce. Set aside.
  4. Brown chicken in oil, both sides. Add liquid mix. Bring to a boil.
  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.

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