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Garlic-Basil Chicken

Serve chicken for two with a twist--cooked on the stovetop and brimming with herbs and fresh seasonings.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
bone-in chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In shallow dish or pie pan, mix garlic, basil, pepper, salt, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Coat chicken with garlic-basil mixture.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F).
  • 1 In shallow dish or pie pan, mix garlic, basil, pepper, salt, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Coat chicken with garlic-basil mixture.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F).

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve this flavorful chicken with mixed vegetables and breadsticks.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.