Herb Crusted Baked Chicken



Some recipes happen to us in very interesting ways. This one happened on a metro journey. Last year, for a few months, I used to take the metro to office after parking my vehicle at the first station close to my house. Later, when we got parking within our office building – such a relief, Alhamdulillah! – the metro trips stopped. There is a weekly newspaper that appears at the stations every Sunday and I would faithfully pick up one copy for my browsing. There would be nothing much to read as such, but it would have some pretty pictures, little titibits and at times, easy recipes too! This baked chicken is what I discovered in that magazine and got cooking as a part of a Friday lunch as side to some corn peas pulao.


The recipe comes together really easy. There is no marination required. The washed chicken pieces are layered on a greased pan and the spiced mixture is just spread over it, covered and baked till done. I would have really loved to make a gravy off the stock that was in the pan, but I was plain lazy! 😉 My next try with this marinade is on potatoes and mixed vegetables, I am sure it would taste amazing. And yes, this post goes to today’s schedule for the Bake-a-thon 2017… you can check out the posts done till date here. Off to the recipe…





4 from 3 votes

Herb Crusted Baked Chicken

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 8 chicken thighs 900 gm
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Juice of two limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A drizzle of olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Remove skin and clean the chicken pieces.
  • Drizzle oil on a roasting pan and arrange cleaned thighs. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Whisk together ingredients from garlic to lime juice well. Brush on the chicken. Cover pan with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Open the foil and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Finally face under the grill for five minutes and take out. Serve warm!


This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017



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  1. Love the herb crust! They look delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  2. Very interesting to know how you came about this dish…strange are the ways indeed!.the chicken looks nicely done.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Valli…

  3. Very well presented dish , herbs sound very flavourful in this dish .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Vaishali…

  4. That looks so delicious and flavorful with all those herbs that go into it… good one

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  5. I do look for free magazines especially for their easy recipes. Herb crusted baked chicken looks very aromatic. Lol i cant even say how many times i have trashed those gravy in the pan coz of my laziness..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      The gravy anyway doesn’t get trashed, it always gets poured over rice or just sucked up by some bread…. hehe… thanks a lot Priyakka…

  6. Ramesh Krishnamoorthy says:

    2 stars
    The instructions does not say anything about when to apply herbs. Not a helpful recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am sorry if you didn’t find the instructions clear. In point 4 in the recipe card, it does say to whisk garlic to lemon juice, ie. the ingredients starting from garlic to the lemon juice well. I will specify it more. Thank you for pointing out and hope you will try it…

  7. 5 stars
    very flavorful chicken indeed

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Mir…

  8. That sounds like an easy to make and flavorful chicken dish.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  9. Sapana Behl says:

    5 stars
    Baked chicken sounds a treat for chicken lovers.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sapana…

  10. We bloggers get recipes from everywhere right!! i too love to catch up on magazines during my trips like this!!! Recipe looks pretty simple, so beautifully presented!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… Thank you so much Priya…

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