Baked Citrus Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce Recipe

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Baked Citrus Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut 4 very thin slices of 1 lemon.
  3. From remaining part of lemon squeeze 3 tbsp of juice into a bowl.
  4. Slice other lemon into 8 wedges.
  5. Using your fingers loosen skin from breast but leave attached.
  6. Carefully slip 1 lemon slice & 1 basil leaf under skin.
  7. Season chicken with Salt & Pepper and place in a baking dish. (treated with cooking spray).
  8. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until skin starts to turn golden.
  9. Meanwhile, whisk cream, honey mustard, 3 tbsp of lemon juice and garlic together.
  10. After 20 minutes pour over chicken.
  11. Scatter lemon wedges around chicken.
  12. Bake 20 more minutes basting occaisionally.
  13. Meanwhile, finely chop rest of basil.
  14. When chicken comes out of oven transfer meat to serving platter and stir basil, salt & pepper into sauce.
  15. Spoon sauce over chicken.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 120.89 Kcal (506 kJ)
Calories from fat 72.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.08g 12%
Cholesterol 26.81mg 9%
Sodium 199.89mg 8%
Potassium 97.52mg 2%
Total Carbs 10.08g 3%
Sugars 2.91g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 5%
Protein 3.05g 6%
Vitamin C 16.4mg 27%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 25.8mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 168.19 Kcal (704 kJ)
Calories from fat 101.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.24g 12%
Cholesterol 37.3mg 9%
Sodium 278.11mg 8%
Potassium 135.67mg 2%
Total Carbs 14.03g 3%
Sugars 4.05g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.62g 5%
Protein 4.24g 6%
Vitamin C 22.8mg 27%
Iron 0.7mg 3%
Calcium 35.9mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.9
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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