Baked Chicken with Fennel Butter

Herbs provide an aromatic flavor to this baked chicken made with fennel butter - perfect for a dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
bone-in chicken breasts (about 3 lb)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
4 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray rack in shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 Gently loosen skin from chicken with fingers. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Spread butter mixture between chicken breast meat and skin; cover breast with skin. Place chicken, skin side up, on rack in pan.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 50 to 60 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F).

Expert Tips

This herb butter has few ingredients but packs a lot of flavor. To keep fat and calories lower, just use small amounts of high-fat ingredients like butter but be generous with herbs and spices because they add flavor punch without calories.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.