Baked Lemon Basil Chicken

I was in the mood for a simple comfort meal and this really hit the spot.

I am so in love with my herb garden! I love that I can just run out to my backyard and snip a bit of basil for our meal. I would like to add a few more herbs like parsley, rosemary, oregano, and maybe a little chives would be fun in with the herbs too.

Here is what went into this dish:
  • 10 chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan and Romano grated cheese blend
Place the everything but the cheese into a Ziploc bag and marinade for at least an hour.

Place into a baking pan and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes until done and slightly browned.

I served the chicken with some fingerling potatoes tossed with butter and chopped basil and some steamed carrots.

This chicken had an excellent flavor and was very moist and tender.

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Mary said...

I love the melding of flavors in this dish. I know it will be delicious and can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Sweta said...

What a easy and simple dish.Enjoy the home grown basil :)

Jenn said...

Lemon and basil really go well together. And it's baked too. I'm all about baked. ;-)

Katy ~ said...

That marinade sounds delicious, a wonderful marriage of fresh ingredients.

Lucky you to have an herb garden!

Kristin said...

I really hate baked chicken but I love lemon. Such a contradiction for me. I might have to try it.

jenjen said...

That looks like wonderful comfort food! How exciting about your herb garden. I am growing some in my garden too. I love going out and snipping a bit of this and a bit of that.

Hope you have a super weekend!


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Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a simple and easy dish to prepare. I love to grow thyme, mint, and cilantro along with the ones you mentioned. Oh, and dill.

WhisperingWriter said...

So good.

I'm glad you shared a picture of basil. I wouldn't have known what it looked like.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love lemon and basil together!happy weekends..

Cairo Typ0 said...

Hubby is going out of town next week so i could def try making this. Can't wait! :)

Dajana said...

Lovely idea. I always forget to marinate meat, and cook last moment. Fresh herbs rock, I'm so sad when summer's over and have to go back to dry or frozen ones.

teresa said...

I am SO coming to your house for dinner :-) This looks delicious!

Linda said...

Nice and simple. I am in love with my herb garden too...there is nothing better than stepping outside and snipping off some fresh herbs to calm the soul and create a wonderful fragrant meal.

My Taste Heaven said...

looks totally awesome!
great job!

Cathy said...

Looks great - I left you an award on my blog!

Little Miss Baker said...

Ohhh I love this kind of meal! Potatoes and chicken is the best. Too bad it's breakfast here cause I am craving some. Maybe for dinna!! :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Great flavors and comfort here. A great way to eat more veggies.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks great with all them yummy Italian flavors in it. Fresh garden herbs rock!

girlichef said...

Fresh Herbs really do make all the difference, don't they!? Sounds delightful :D

Pam said...

Wow, that does sound good!

I love growing my herbs. I am constantly running outside for a snip of this, a snip of that.

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