BREASTS STUFFED WITH BASIL
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 45 Minutes
Ready In: about 55 Minutes
Makes 4 servings
2 3/4 lbs. split chicken
ground pepper to taste
salt to taste
1/2 cup minced fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Pre-heat oven to 375
2. Season chicken with salt and
3. In medium bowl, combine basil
and remaining ingredients; mix well to make basil stuffing.
4. Gently separate skin from
chicken breast along one side to form a pocket. Set aside 2 teaspoons
basil stuffing; gently place remaining mixture under skin of
each breast piece.
5. Rub reserved basil mixture
over outside of each breast piece.
6. Place chicken breasts in 9
inch square baking dish and bake 35 to 40 minutes until cooked
through and golden.