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  • Main dish recipe: Lemon Basil Chicken

  • Lemon Basil Chicken
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  • Ingredients
    * 1 medium lemon
    * 2 garlic cloves, peeled divided
    * 1/4 cup minced fresh basil, divided
    * 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
    * 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    * Finely grate enough peel from lemon to measure 2 teaspoons. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from one half. Set aside. Slice one garlic clove; place sliced garlic, 2 tablespoons basil and the remaining lemon half in the chicken cavity.
    * Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; rub with reserved lemon juice. Mince remaining garlic; combine with butter and reserved lemon peel. Rub mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and remaining basil.
    * Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 6 servings.
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