Friday, November 6, 2009

Butter-Lemon Basted Chicken

6 chicken breasts
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt (original recipe called for 2tsp)
1 tsp paprika
1-2 tsp summer savory
1/2-1 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp sugar

Brush the chicken on all sides with lemon juice and place in a covered dish and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. (At this point I put it in a freezer bag and froze it). At this point if it is frozen you must thaw overnight in refrigerator along with the butter mixture. Preheat the broiler. In a 1-quart saucepan melt butter and stir in all seasonings except the sugar. Place the chicken in a broiler pan. Baste with butter mixture occasionally throughout the broiling. Broil 6"-8" from heat for 20 -25 minutes. Turn and broil 15-20 more until tender. Be careful if you have thin breasts as this can be to much time. If desired sprinkle sugar over chicken and broil for 3 minutes more.

You may also grill the chicken brushing with the butter mixture for 45 minutes until deep golden brown.

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