I found this recipe for sweet basil rub chicken on a chicken package and it is now one of our very favorite things to eat. And I mean favorite as in choose this above anything out of any category of food.
I use this rub on a whole roasting chicken and cook it in the oven. The best part about this recipe is that the drippings make the most EXQUISITE gravy. The gravy is really rich and flavorful. If you make this and don’t make it with mashed potatoes and gravy, you are missing out on the full experience.
Seriously. Make the gravy.
Sweet Basil Rub for Chicken
Mix in a small bowl:
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/4 tsp granulated onion
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp dried sweet basil
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Rub mixture into the chicken and roast the chicken according to package directions.
- Use the pan drippings to make gravy.
You can see all of my recipes under Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes. If you do try one of my recipes and like it, please come back and let me know in a comment. I truly do appreciate it when people do so!