Roasted Lemon-Basil Chicken Recipe
6 pieces of chicken thighs
12 thin slices of preserved lemons (link)
a handful of basil leaves
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Dice the lemons very finely and mix with the olive oil. Pour over the chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper. Set aside to let the flavors absorb for one hour.
Heat the oven to 400f/200c.
Place chicken in a roasting pan, then tear up the basil leaves and stuff them in between the chicken pieces – mostly on the side and bottoms of the chicken.
Roast for 40 minutes. This is what it looks like -
Drizzle juices from the bottom of the pan over the chicken; add the rest of the basil pieces and roast for another 20 minutes. Delicious!