There’s something so comforting about oven roasted (or bake chicken as my mom say) chicken. From the wonderful scent of it in the oven, to the rich notes of herbs on the crispy skin and that warm juicy interior. Herb Roasted Chicken does not have to be complicated.. allow me to prove that to you in the following few simple steps.
6-8 chicken legs
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 large cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
3/4 teaspoon rosemary
3/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon oregano (optional – I forgot to add it in this recipe)
IMPORTANT! If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the full list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs.
Crush the garlic with the salt and coriander seeds, then add the rest of the spices, olive oil etc mentioned above.
Mix well, and coat the chicken pieces with this rub. I cleaned off as much of the fat off the chicken legs as I could, but I did leave the skin on. You’ll thank me later for that crispy skin. Be sure to massage both sides of the chicken with the herb marinade.
Place on a baking tray (line with foil or parchment paper to make cleaning easier after), I didn’t and it took a while to clean the tray after.
Into a preheated 400 F oven – middle rack (uncovered). 1 hour and 10 minutes later and you’re done. No need to baby sit this. Do adjust to cooking time according to the size of your chicken pieces.
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