Baked Chicken with Fennel Butter

Baked Chicken with Fennel Butter

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

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bone-in chicken breasts (about 3 lb)
cup butter or margarine, softened
4 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
teaspoon fennel seed
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).
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Health Wise:
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.