Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy ROASTED LEMON-HERB CHICKEN recipe? Learn how to make ROASTED LEMON-HERB CHICKEN using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by colada32

Makes 8 servings



This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. One of the biggest complaints about chicken is that the breast tends to dry out during cooking. In this recipe, brining the meat overnight makes it moist and extremely flavorful. If you decide to use boneless chicken it's only necessary to brine it for 2 to 3 hours. This is a good choice for school lunch as long as your child's lunch box contains an ice pack.

Recipe Ingredients for ROASTED LEMON-HERB CHICKEN

1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 quarts water
1 7/10 pounds chicken breast
1 3/4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons Parsley, Dried
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for ROASTED LEMON-HERB CHICKEN

  1. The night before: Combine the lemon juice, salt and water in a large bowl. Add the chicken pieces, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  2. The next day: Remove the chicken from the brine and pat dry. In a clean large bowl, combine the oil, herbs and pepper. Add the chicken and coat well. Cover and refrigerate for four to six hours to marinate.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the chicken pieces on a cookie sheet and bake until cooked through, about 45 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 342.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
173
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Sodium
1824mg
76%
Potassium
286mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
1.1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
30.1g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sodium
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