Friday, August 6, 2010

Lemon Basil Chicken



There's not much to making this chicken, 
but it serves up a wonderfully tasty meal!




(The following ingredients are for one fryer)

One 3 Pound chicken fryer

Pull all the "fun stuff" out of your fryer and either set aside for an other use or throw it away.  Rinse your chickens with cool water and pat dry.



1 Whole Lemon, zested
2 - 4 Tablespoons of butter, room temperature 
3 - 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 Tablespoons Basil Leaves



In a bowl, add the butter, and the lemon zest from your lemon and mix well.
I squeezed a bit of the lemon juice in also.



Add in the basil leaves and your mixture should look like this.



Rub your butter mixture all over your fryer. 


The real secret to moist chicken is...

put the butter mixture under the skin!


Tie up the legs and tuck in the wings.

(I like to place the chickens on onions , 
so they don't stick to the pan and give the chickens a little flavor.)

Bake at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or
when the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.



Serve the chicken up with a nice salad and your ready to go.
The buttering process is a little messy, 
but it is an easy meal to cook and that is why I cook two at a time!


The Recipe:
One 3 Pound Chicken Fryer
1 Whole Lemon, zested
2 - 4 Tablespoons of butter, room temperature 
3 - 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 Tablespoons Basil Leaves


** All photographs have an embedded watermarked

2 comments:

gailelevine said...

Mmmm sounds delicious.

Thank you.

CAL Gal in AL said...

It sounds delicious.

Thank you

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