Chicken, Turkey, Fowl and Egg: Chicken, Turkey, Fowl Dishes: Basil and Lemon Chicken Thighs

This luscious chicken recipe is easy to prepare and makes a great meal!

Author: Fresh Finesse
Date: November 14, 2007

Suggestions: If making this recipe for more than 4 servings, bake in 2"+ deep oven-proof dish, since there will be ample remaining liquid from the chicken and lemon juice.

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x thighs

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins


    2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
    1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
    4 skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets (about 4 oz. each, raw wt.)
    1 grated lemon rind from 1/2 of a lemon
    1 lemon, juiced
    4 Tbsp chopped basil
    1 dash freshly ground black pepper, or to taste


    In a small bowl, combine the mustard and yogurt. Place chicken thighs in a covered oven-proof dish (at least 1 1/2" deep). Pour yogurt mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with lemon rind, juice and chopped basil. Add black pepper to taste. Cover.

    Bake in a moderately hot 375ºF oven for 25 minutes.


    Serve with a fresh green salad and baked or boiled baby red potatoes, if desired.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:149 cals
Kilojoules:624 kJ
Fat:9.3 g
Carbohydrates:3.0 g
Protein:21.9 g
Cholesterol:91.0 mg
Sodium:505 mg
Saturated Fat:2.2 g
Fiber:0.2 g
Calcium:41.0 mg
Total Sugars:1.1 g

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