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



About baciamille

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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