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Basil Baked Chicken - chicken thighs marinated in fresh basil marinade for an amazing healthy main dish
Basil Crispy Baked Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins

Perfectly crispy baked chicken marinated in fresh basil marinade

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, basil, chicken thighs
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia
  1. Add the ingredients for the marinade to a small blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Place the raw chicken pieces in a zip lock bag (or glass tupperware container) and pour in all of the marinade. Seal the bag and slosh it around until all of the chicken is submerged in marinade. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to 10) for best results.

  3. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Transfer the chicken along with the marinade to a casserole dish. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F and bake another 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and skin is nice and crispy.

  5. For crispier skin, place oven on the high broil setting and move the chicken to the second-to-the-top shelf. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until skin is nice and crispy.

  6. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!