Lemon Garlic Chicken

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, split
½ cup safflower, sunflower or light olive oil
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon crushed thyme
3 liberal tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Wash and dry chicken, and pound with a mallet until thin (for tenderness). Arrange on a baking tray, and sprinkle with a little fresh sea salt to taste. Combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and all the other spices, and whisk until well mixed and slightly thick. Pour the sauce on and around the chicken, making sure the bottom is also well coated. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven, approximately 20-25 minutes, basting occasionally as needed. Serve with the sauce poured over; good with basmati rice. (Approximately 3-4 servings).

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