Roasted lemon basil chicken
Today I do the full chicken with sweet potatoes.
It’s very much like the first time as far as how it’s dressed.
- 4 tbls Pesto — if you don’t have pesto, you can use fresh basil and garlic and make a paste of that.
- zest of two lemons
- juice of half a lemon
- extra salt and lots of black pepper
- olive oil to make the paste a bit easier to slather over the chicken
Mix these ingredients up and coat the chicken with the resulting paste.
I added sweet potatoes to cook with the chicken which are, of course, optional. You can put another kind of potato or none at all.
Roast according to your preferences when roasting a chicken. I did this one on 375 degrees for a little over an hour. It turned out wonderfully succulent. I don’t really know the first thing about roasting chickens when it comes to the finer points in terms of how to heat the oven, etc. This one took much less time than I thought it would.
Fresh out of the oven: