LEMON BASIL CHICKEN
1 medium — lemon
2 garlic cloves, divided
1/4 cup — fresh basil, minced and divided
1 broiler/fryer (Free Range) chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
2 Tbsp — butter, melted
1/2 tsp — sea salt
1/4 tsp — pepper
Finely grate the peel form lemon to measure 2 tsp. Cut lemon in
half; squeeze juice from one half. Set aside. Slice one garlic clove;
place garlic, 2 Tbsp. basil and the remaining lemon half in the chicken cavity.
Place chicken, breast side up, in a shallow roasting pan; rub with reserved lemon juice. Mince remaining garlic; combine with butter and reserved lemon peel. Brush mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and remaining basil.
Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
LEMON BASIL CHICKEN RECIPE