Lemon Chicken With Basil (Greece)

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in large saute pan, then add butter.
  • When shortening begins to foam, add chicken in one layer.
  • Brown, then turn over to brown on other side, cooking chicken in 2 batches, if necessary.
  • Remove chicken to a plate & set aside.
  • Add vegetables to saute pan & cook 2-3 minutes over moderate heat.
  • Add basil, bay leaf, lemon juice & zest, water, salt & pepper, then put chicken back into saute pan, bringing mixture to a boil.
  • Cover pan, reduce heat, & allow to simmer about 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is tender & juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
  • Remove chicken & vegetables to serving dish & discard bay leaf.
  • Since the sauce should be thick when serving, boil to reduce, if necessary ~ If sauce is too tart, add a pinch of sugar.
  • Spoon sauce over chicken to serve & garnish with lemon slices.
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