Orange Basil Roasted Chicken


Orange Basil Roasted ChickenIngredients

  • 3 ½ to 4 lb. whole chicken
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, slice
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Loosen skin of chicken breast by slipping your fingers or a spoon under the skin.  Place basil leaves and 2 orange slices under the skin.  Brush chicken with olive oil.  Sprinkle with black pepper.
  3. Place orange slices and onion slices in bottom of a 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Place chicken in pan on top of onion and orange slices.
  5. Bake chicken 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until chicken is tender and juices run clear.  For easy slicing, let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Tip:  Before baking chicken, spoon 1/2 cup water or chicken broth to bottom of pan to add moisture as chicken roasts.

This recipe can be part of a well balanced food plan. Any alterations made during preparation are at the discretion of the chef and are not included in the nutritional analysis provided, nor supported by the BestHealth team.