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Lemon Basil Chicken

Easy Healthy Recipes for Family Dinners

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Servings:4
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Busy mom Ann McGeary was relying on fast food for about half of the family meals ??? until she went through a fast food makeover, and discovered there are simple, healthy recipes that don't take up much time.

The Allentown, Pa., mom, who first appeared in February on Good Morning America is now swapping these simple recipes with her neighbors and has started her family on a healthier diet. Here are some of the recipes the McGeary family now enjoys, from a homemade packet of recipes they've put together, called Delicious Discoveries: Help! What Do I Do For Dinner Tonight?

Try the Lemon and Basil Chicken, courtesy of Liz Lanzone.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast halves (with skin and bones), fat trimmed or whole chicken cut up
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 5 large basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, slightly crushed with the side of a knife
  • 4 thin lemon slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cooking Directions

    Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken in baking dish; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, arrange skin side up. Loosen skin from each chicken breast and slip a basil leaf between the skin and the meat.

    Add the garlic to the baking dish. Place a slice of lemon on top of each piece of chicken. Drizzle with oil.

    Bake, basting occasionally with the pan juices turning the chicken and baking dish occasionally so the chicken browns evenly, 35 minutes. To serve, place a browned lemon slice and garlic clove on top of each piece of chicken. Serve a side salad.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chicken, basil, lemon

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

    More Info: Heart Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat


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