When it comes to chicken, I struggle with getting it right and it drives me crazy! So if anyone has any tips on how to get a moist tasty chicken breast, please let me know. For some reason though I can do Chicken Legs, I have yet to mess them up. Lately I have had a supply of fresh basil sitting right in my kitchen so I wanted this to be a highlight with the chicken and decided to pair lemon with it for a nice citrus burst.
If it wasn’t for my boyfriend, this plant would be dead…..I have a black thumb (aka forget to water just about everything).
Lemon Basil Chicken Legs
2 chicken legs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp fresh basil – chopped
1 tsp pepper
1. In a bowl mix together the juice from the lemon, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp of fresh basil. Make a few ¼ incisions in the chicken legs and place in either a shallow sealed dish or plastic bag. Pour marinade over and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
2. Remove chicken from fridge and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle pepper over chicken legs. Bake at 375° for about 50 mins or until done. Garnish with remaining fresh basil.
Makes 2 servings
Calories 244 Fat 11g Carbs 1g Protein 25g