Baked Chicken with Basil, Garlic and Lemon

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND  --  Baked chicken is easy to flavor. Try Chicken With Thyme, Garlic and Lemon, left, or  Chicken With Basil, Garlic and Lemon. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Baked chicken is easy to flavor. Try Chicken With Thyme, Garlic and Lemon, left, or Chicken With Basil, Garlic and Lemon.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Baked Chicken with Basil, Garlic and Lemon OR Baked Chicken with Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

Serves 4 to 6. Recipe is by Corinne Cook.

1 (3½-lb. fryer)

1 handful fresh basil or thyme

3 tbls, butter, room temperature

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

I tsp. lemon zest and juice from ½ lemon

Salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Additional butter and oil

1. Place additional herbs in cavity if desired.

Note: Bake on bed of celery, bell pepper and onions if desired

1. Prepare according to directions above.