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Baked Lemon Chicken with Olives

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Servings: 6


  • 1 chicken, cut into 10 pieces, 3½ to 4 pounds
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup pitted green olives
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup basil leaves


  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  2. 2.Season the chicken generously on both sides with the salt and pepper, and place in a baking dish, skin side up.
  3. 3.Scatter the olives, garlic and lemon halves around the chicken. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  4. 4.Roast until the chicken is cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. 5.Garnish with basil, tucking around the chicken. Squeeze a little bit of the lemon juice from one of the cooked lemons over the chicken and serve immediately.
  6. 6.Transfer any leftovers from dish into a Glad container, sized to fit, and refrigerate to enjoy later in the week.
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