Simple marinades are something everyone needs to have in their back pocket. Usually, I never have time to marinade as I don't give myself enough thought the night before but when my mom handed me a bag filled with basil, I knew I needed to come up with something quick and easy for us to enjoy.
For the marinade:
- 1 lb bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 1 large lemon, zested and juice set aside
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Put chicken into ziplock bag. Pour marinade over and cover all the chicken. Let marinate in the fridge anytime between 2 hours and 12 hours. Longer than 12 hours and the acid has some effect on the chicken.
Prepare the chicken as you wish - we opted to roast the chicken based on time but it would be tasty grilled as well!