Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken

Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken

Serves 8

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. Brining the chicken overnight makes it moist and flavorful.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pound bone-in chicken parts (8 pieces)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method: 

The night before: Combine lemon juice, salt and 2 quarts water in a large bowl. Add the chicken pieces, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

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

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

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:124 calories (38 from fat), 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 59mg cholesterol, 2g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 18g protein
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