I found this recipe 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.
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About Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes
These are recipes I have enjoyed throughout my life – as a child, as a young woman, and now as a wife and mom. I am sharing them because they taste good and are relatively easy to make. They only require basic ingredients that most women will be able to easily find and afford. I encourage you to use the best ingredients your can afford for the best results. It really does make a tremendous difference in the quality of the final product.
For example, I only use King Arthur Unbleached Flour for regular baking. After some inexplicable failed results at long-time favorites, I no longer use store brand butter for any baking. I only use Land O’Lakes. The difference is substantial and can mean the difference between a high quality end product and a mess.
And, please, if you do try one of my recipes and like it, come back and let me know in a comment. I truly do appreciate it when people do so!
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