Lemon Basil Chicken

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On another note… living in a house means I can grow my own fresh herbs.  Right now, I have dill, basil, and parsley.  I have been trying to cook with these fresh ingredients (and be thankful that I don’t have to spend extra money at the grocery store).  So, I made a very mild chicken dish… Lemon Basil Chicken.  It is slightly sweetened with brown sugar, and is a quick and easy summer dish.

Lemon Basil Chicken

Pieces:

  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 1 lemon
  3. about 6 basil leaves
  4. 3 tsp. brown sugar
  5. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  6. salt and pepper to taste

Process:

  1. Thinly slice 4 lemon slices.
  2. In a saute pan with the olive oil and 1 tsp. brown sugar, saute the lemon slices for about 2 minutes each side.  This will sweeten them.
  3. Cut each chicken breast in half, like a pita pocket, making sure not to slice all the way through.
  4. Stuff the each chicken breast with 3 basil leaves and 2 sweetened lemon slices.
  5. Squeeze the rest of the lemon juice over the chicken, sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes, until chicken is done.
  7. Enjoy hot!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

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