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Spicy Basil Lemon Chicken Recipe


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled and smashed
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 2 lemons, ends trimmed and cut into 8 rounds
  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic cloves and cook for about 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Remove from the heat, add red pepper flakes, and set aside.
  3. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place them in a large baking dish (or cast-iron skillet).
  4. Add garlic-infused oil and turn the chicken to coat.
  5. Cover with lemon slices and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Set the oven to broil and place a rack in the upper third of the oven.
  7. Cook the chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes (or until the temperature registers 160°F on an instant-read thermometer.) Cooking time depends on how big the chicken breasts are and how hot is your oven, the most important thing is that the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Once cooked, transfer to a rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve.

Source: The Iron You

Spicy Basil Lemon Chicken Recipe Spicy Basil Lemon Chicken Recipe Reviewed by Jarvis Mann on 3:27 PM Rating: 5

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