RECIPE: Lemon Garlic Basil Chicken

Looking for a quick and healthy chicken meal? Why not try this recipe for Lemon Garlic Basil Chicken from author Dr. Mark Hyman?

Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, and a very good source of iron, calcium and vitamin A, and garlic is an excellent source of manganese, while also providing vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

The recipe makes four servings, and is cooked in 20 to 30 minutes!

Lemon Garlic Basil Chicken


4 five-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 garlic clove
2 tsp. olive oil
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 tsp. fresh basil
½ tsp. sea salt


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, and trim chicken breasts of any fat.

Mince the garlic clove, and combine it with olive oil, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, basil and sea salt in a bowl. Place the chicken breasts in the same bowl and let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes, if desired.

Rub a cookie sheet or spray with olive oil to prevent sticking (or cover the pan with parchment paper). Place the chicken breasts on the sheet pan. Bake for approximately 20 to 30 minutes: internal temperature of the chicken breast should be 168 degrees.