Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

We love this chicken and make it often. So easy too. Make extra for leftovers. It makes awesome sandwiches the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry.
  3. Trim excess fat.
  4. Loosen skin from thigh and leg by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.
  5. Combine rest of ingredients (basil thru pepper),.
  6. Rub herb mixture under loosened skin.
  7. Place chicken on a broiler pan.
  8. Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of thigh, making sure not to touch bone.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 180 degrees.
  10. Cover chicken loosely with foil; let stand 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

Awesome! Just finnished eating this great chicken. I actually cooked it at 400 and covered the outside of the skin with melted butter then a little of the spice rub.

Queen Alexandra February 08, 2005

I have already made this a couple of times. I like the way the flavor of the seasonings penetrates the meat. The first time, I brined the chicken. The second time I did not. I really think that it needs the brining step to bring out the flavors. I prefer this separated into legs and thighs rather than leaving it whole. I used a probe thermometer, and it usually takes about an hour to cook rather than 45 minutes.

evewitch January 11, 2012

My husband and I liked this chicken, but it was a little too herby for the kids. I was worried that the chicken would be dry because it was baked uncovered, but it turned out tender and juicy. I will probably make this again for DH and I, but will leave the herbs off of the kid's pieces. Made for Spring P.A.C. '09.

michelles3boys March 26, 2009

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