Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Just made this Lemon, Basil chicken and am so excited that I immediately had to post it. Simple, and freakishly delicious!

– heat the oven to 450 and put the roasting pan in the oven for about 10 minutes
– cut off excess fat from the chicken, rinse and pat dry
– mix a cup of thinly sliced basil, 5 tbsp of butter, finely chopped shallots and 2 cloves of garlic with the zest of 1 lemon.
– from the chicken opening carefully separate the skin from the beast and thigh and insert the mixture, a tablespoon at a time, under the skin with your hands, smoothing it down from the outside.
– once that’s complete, season the entire chicken with coarse salt.
– toss quartered potatoes in olive oil and salt, remove the hot roasting pan from the oven and place potatoes in a single layer in the pan, pushing them to the sides to make space for the chicken.
– place the chicken breast up and roast for 20 minutes
– turn over and roast for another 20 minutes
– turn over again, squeeze lemon all over the chicken and leave the lemons in the pan. Sprinkle parsley over the potato and  toss the parsley and potatoes in the juices
– roast for another 20 to 30 minutes
– let chicken sit for 15 minutes, and pour pan juices over

This is a recipe from A Bird In The Oven And Then Some” by Mindy Fox

Divine!

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I'm Alexia, Alex, Lexi or Lex, depending on who you are. I'm mom to Mia, Maxim and Milan, wife to Darian, the co-creator and CEO known as Fancy Pants at Vuka Energy Drinks. I'm a marathon running, triathlete, musician and writer, wanna be rock star, all time actress, creative, vocal and sometimes just a little crahayzy. I think that's all. One day I plan to spend most of my time on a boat in the Carribean. Oh, and baciamille means a thousand kisses in Italian. I don’t know any other words in Italian.
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2 Responses to Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

  1. This is such a great way to cook a chicken. I do something similar with my Thanksgiving turkey. Looks like yours turned out beautifully. Great photo!

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