Roasted Basil Lemon Chicken
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Recipe type: Easy dinner
Serves: 2
  • ¾ cup basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 250g chicken (breast or thigh), cut into four
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, chopped roughly
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees.
  2. Place ¾ of the basil in the bottom of a roasting dish. Place the chicken over the top of the basil allowing plenty of room.
  3. Pour over the lemon juice and sprinkle the zest over the chicken pieces. Add the zucchini to the dish.
  4. Scatter with the remaining basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast for 10 minutes and then add the cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve with quinoa for a wholesome dinner.
Recipe by Strayed from the Table at