Recipe

Basil & Lemon Roasted Chicken

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Basil & Lemon Roasted Chicken

Quick, easy and flavourful roasted chicken dish with courgettes and cherry tomatoes.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 10g x fresh basil – tear leaves into pieces
  • 1 x lemons
  • 2 cloves x garlic – crush, peel and chop finely
  • 4 tbsp x olive oil (from your pantry)
  • 3 x free range chicken breasts
  • 4 x courgettes – slice lengthways
  • 200g x cherry tomatoes
  • coarsely ground salt (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 20g x fresh basil – tear leaves into pieces
  • 2 x lemons
  • 4 cloves x garlic – crush, peel and chop finely
  • 8 tbsp x olive oil (from your pantry)
  • 6 x free range chicken breasts
  • 8 x courgettes – slice lengthways
  • 400g x cherry tomatoes
  • coarsely ground salt (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 220°C.

Step 2

Grate the peel (only the yellow/green peel not the white part) off the lemons (to create lemon zest) and then cut the lemons into wedges.

Step 3

Place the lemon zest, garlic, olive oil and half the basil into a bowl and mix together.

Step 4

Place the courgettes slices onto a backing tray and then place the chicken on top. Spoon over the basil mixture. Sprinkle with coarsely ground salt. Roast for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and roast for a further 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 5

To serve, divide the chicken, courgette slices and cherry tomatoes between the plates. Top with the remaining fresh basil leaves and add lemon wedges on the side. Squeeze a little lemon over the chicken.