Bob's Basil Rub Chicken

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Recipe from: Bob M.

Ingredients:
1 Tbl. salt
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
1/4 tsp. granulated onion
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 Tbl. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1-2 Tbl. fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbl. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
whole chicken (I usually buy a 3 to 4 Lb. chicken)

Directions:
Combine, salt, sugar, granulated garlic, granulated onion, paprika and lemon juice.  Next, add black pepper, basil and olive oil.  Mix into a paste.  Rub paste all over the chicken, making sure to get under the skin.  Place in a roaster pan or on a wire rack set over a cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes per pound of chicken.  Let chicken rest while you make the gravy.  Then, cut in pieces and serve.

For gravy:  Skim the fat from the drippings and discard.  Put the drippings into a saucepan over medium heat, along with 2 Tbl. butter.  When butter is melted, gradually whisk in a few Tbl. of flour and stir until thickened.  Gradually whisk in some water or chicken broth.  Stir until thick and creamy and reaches desired consistency.  If you think it needs more flavor, add a chicken bouillon cube.  Salt and pepper, to taste.    
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