Lemon and Basil Baked Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This tastes delicious and is very easy.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line baking pan with foil.
  3. Melt butter over low heat and add garlic; saute 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in mustard.
  5. Mix breadcrumbs, lemon peel, basil (or oregano), salt and pepper on a plate.
  6. Turn chicken in butter mixture to coat, then turn in crumbs, coating completely.
  7. Arrange skin side up in prepared pan.
  8. Bake until chicken is cooked through, basting occasionally with leftover butter mixture, about 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was a very good dish. I used skinless, boneless chicken breasts beause that was what I had on hand. Perhaps that's what caused me to not have enough 'juice' to baste occasionally, as stated in Ev's recipe. Nevertheless, it was really tasty and my picky eater daughter loved it, that alone merits an extra star! While cooking, my house was filled with the scent of lemon, garlic and basil. Thanks for a winner Evelyn!

Hey Jude May 31, 2003

loved this recipe. quick to prep and great tasting. i think it would be useful if i knew what to baste with as there was no excess liquid in my pan either. next time i will use left over butter mixture and see how that works.

bigmama December 16, 2003

Greeat chicken.Will make again

lin1 November 10, 2003