Lemon Basil Chicken Recipe

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Lemon Basil Chicken
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 180°. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 6 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 413.6 Kcal (1732 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.95g 25%
Cholesterol 802.29mg 267%
Sodium 427.53mg 18%
Potassium 712.07mg 15%
Total Carbs 7.34g 2%
Sugars 0.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.35g 1%
Protein 54.66g 109%
Vitamin C 54mg 90%
Vitamin A 9.1mg 304%
Iron 18.3mg 102%
Calcium 38mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 129.52 Kcal (542 kJ)
Calories from fat 44.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.99g 25%
Cholesterol 251.24mg 267%
Sodium 133.88mg 18%
Potassium 222.99mg 15%
Total Carbs 2.3g 2%
Sugars 0.09g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.11g 1%
Protein 17.12g 109%
Vitamin C 16.9mg 90%
Vitamin A 2.9mg 304%
Iron 5.7mg 102%
Calcium 11.9mg 4%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.5
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

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