Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stay at home Thursady

Winner Winner chicken dinner. I should of said winter winter chicken dinner. On Tuesday the hubby planted flowers Wednesday we had hail the size of quarters. I haven't even checked to see how the flowers weathered the storm. But I do know that the chicken was tender and juicy and dripping with ton of flavor. A few weeks ago I bought two whole chickens for 3.00 each pretty cheap if you ask me. I found this great recipe in TASTofHOME February and March 2009 issue. It was easy to make and took no time at all. I just served with a small tossed salad.
Lemon Basil Chicken

1 medium lemon
2 garlic cloves, divided
1/4 cup minced fresh basil, divided
1 broiler/ fryer chicken (3 to 4 lbs)
2 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Finely grate the 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.

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 F for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180 F. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving.


Jacktels Kochbuch said...


a piece like this I would be happy. Looks super delicious.

Greeting Jacktel

Katherine Aucoin said...

I hope your flowers survived!

Your chicken came out perfectly browned. It looks wonderful. I love oven roasted chicken.

Mary said...

Simply great! I love this kind of recipe. It looks delicious.

Cheryl said...

That is one of my favorite sayings, LOL! I love new recipes for roast chicken and this one sounds amazing!

teresa said...

How I love whole roasted chicken! This looks so wonderful!

Joie de vivre said...

A whole chicken for $3.00? What a deal! The taste of home cooking show is coming to our area in a few weeks and I already have my tickets! They always have great ideas.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Gorgeous chicken!!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I want that for dinner!

wisekrock said...

I love the chicken and anything with a touch of lemon, sounds good.

Lynda said...

MMmmm, this roasted chicken looks so good! I love the lemon and basil flavors together in this yummy dish!

Connie Weiss said...

What a perfect chicken! I love lemon and basil!

Rhyleysgranny said...

That looks so good. I love roast chook