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Courtesy Donna Hay

Basil, lemon and garlic roasted chicken. What could be easier than this colorful, tasty dish? It’s perfect for a casual evening or entertaining. The cherry tomatoes, zucchini and lemon wedges provide the color.

Every cook needs an arsenal of quick , yet easy  to prepare , meals that can be beautifully presented. This is one of them.

SERVES:     2


1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 chicken breast fillets, skin on and wingtip attached and trimmed
2 zucchini sliced
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup basil leaves, extra
lemon wedges for serving


Preheat over to 425 degrees F.
Place the basil, lemon zest, garlic and oil in a bowl and stir to combine.
Place the chicken and zucchini on a baking tray and spoon over the basil mixture. Roast for l0 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and roast for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Top with extra basil leaves and serve with lemon wedges.


Donna Hay is an amazingly talented chef and culinary writer. To complete this meal, why not let your kids help create  one of Donna’s  easy to prepare ice cream cup desserts.? Donna’s magazine has a 7 million person readership weekly and is viewed in 82 countries. I happen to love her photography as much as her cooking. Enjoy.

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