Crispy Baked Chicken with Herbs | Herb Baked Chicken Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • Chicken drumsticks – 6, skin-on & bone-in
  • Chicken thighs – 6, skin-on & bone-in
  • Dried oregano – 2 tsp
  • Dried thyme – 2 tsp
  • Dried rosemary – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste (approx. 2 tsp)
  • Freshly crushed black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Olive oil as required
  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/ 430°F and place the wire rack at the center of the oven. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil, then place a grilling rack on top of the lined tray.
  2. Mix all the dried herbs, salt & pepper in a small bowl and give a good whisk to make a uniform dry mixture.
  3. Wash and pat dry the chicken drumsticks & thighs using paper towel. Drizzle oil over the chicken pieces and rub on both sides so that oil evenly coats the chicken.
  4. Now sprinkle the prepared herb mixture on the chicken pieces on both sides and rub them in using hands making sure you get into all the cracks and crevices.
  5. Arrange the coated chicken pieces on the grilling rack set over the lined baking tray in a single layer. Make sure to arrange the thighs keeping skin side up and for drumsticks the side with the most skin should be facing up.
  6. Roast the chicken thighs & drumsticks for 45 to 55 minutes until internal temperature reaches 75°C/165°F or juices run clear when pierced in the middle of the chicken using the edge of a knife.
  7. To achieve extra crispy browning of the skin, change the mode of your oven to broiling for last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking and shift the wire rack to top most level so that chicken comes closest to the heat source.
  8. Broil them for 1 to 3 minutes keeping a close eye on the oven as it will brown super quick and even a moment’s delay can burn your chicken.
  9. Take the chicken out and cover it loosely with an aluminum foil and let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve the herbed crispy baked chicken with a cucumber tomato salad on the side. Enjoy!
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