By Marie on December 17, 2004
Photo by Camel_Cracker
Photo by Camel_Cracker
"You will not believe the flavor of this chicken. Make a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, herbs and lemon juice and rub it under the skin of the chicken. Then let the oven do the rest of the work. Recipe found on the internet."
Serving Size: 1 (418 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Perfect! We raise our own chickens and I have used this on some of the larger (5 1/2-6 1/2 pounds) roasters. Free range chickens can be tougher than cage raised and larger chickens can be tougher than 3 - 4 pounders. This recipe seems to help tenderize thighs and legs - and it is yummy flavor as well! Thank you for posting this"
"This went together so quickly and easily, and the chicken was very moist and tasty. Delicious. Another great recipe from Marie!"
"Excellent! I rubbed the skin with the mixture too, made a crispy, delicious skin with a moist and equally delicious meat inside! My toddlers even ate it!"
"Such a simple marinade, but it makes a world of difference. Delicious!"
"This recipe is a keeper. The chicken came out very moist and tender."
"Ten stars in my book! This produced an absolutely perfect roast chicken for company. My only changes were to use 2 cloves of garlic and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil in place of the dried. Also rubbed some of the seasoning mixture on the outside of the bird as well as putting it under the skin. The chicken was moist and tender, and a big bonus was that the juices made the best gravy I've had in ages. Thank you so very much for posting."
"The first time I made this recipe was the first time I'd ever handled a whole chicken, and I was very nervous. I've made it about 5 times now and it always comes out perfectly cooked and moist. I love the flavor and actually use much more garlic because we adore it! Thanks!"
"This was good, and the chicken did stay very moist. I had 3 breasts, and the skin was already slipping off 2 of them when I got them out of the package, so I'm not sure I got enough of the marinade well in place. I put the pieces on a rack for baking, which I think helped some of the fat from the skin drip off. I baked for just under an hour, and the skin was not crisp. I pulled the skin off before I ate it, so the taste added by the marinade was fine, but minimal."
"Made this with breast, legs and thighs. Delicious. Especially good as left overs. Fall off the bone tender. And very easy to make. Used Italian seasonins rather than all the individual spices."
"Putting the seasoning under the skin really melded the flavor into the chicken. Also very moist. Very good."
"YUMMY. My husband loved it. Made it for my dad's visit and he liked it too. Thanks for an easy recipe. The night before I rubbed the chicken down with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Not sure if that changed it at all but it was yummy. Thanks!!!"
"Incredibly moist, and super simplet to make. I have tried many recipes for roast chicken and my hubby declared this to be the best ever, and he is hard to please. This was so simple to make. I did not add the thyme as I do not enjoy it, and substituted the clove of garlic with garlic powder as I was all out, but it still turned out great. Thanks Marie!"
"Wonderful chicken. I had gotten fresh lemon basil, oregano and thyme from the farmer's mkt. Snipped extremely small and added to the vinegar and olive oil. Gave such a beautiful presentation. Used a whole chicken, but I think I will try it with some chicken quarters I have in freezer. Going right on to the rotation menu. Thnx for posting, Marie!"
"AAAAAwsome! What more can I say? I made this with a whole chicken that had already been cut up so it took less time. I just poured the sauce over and basted it about 4 or 5 times. This was so, so, so yummy. I also used fresh herbs cause I had them. I served it with my recipe for linguine with artichokes and grape tomatoes and crusty bread......MMMM I want to have some more right now! Thnaks for a great and easy recipe."
"This was PERFECT! Moist, tasty chicken and I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for posting Marie."
"Awesome! Came out perfect; everyone loved it!"
"This was so good. Great flavor, very moist. We will be making this again. Thanks Marie"
"Wonderful! The meat was flavored perfectly and was very moist. Enjoyed by all my guests. Thank you."
"Great! Quick prep with beautiful results. Roasted chicken is a great family friendly meal and so easy to fix that I make them often. Loved the balsamic vinegar, it wasn't overpowering at all, and even my kids thought it was great. Served with pasta with bottled artichoke pesto and recipe #110043 for a meal that was wonderful and almost effortless. Thanks, Marie, for sharing the recipe!"