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Italian Baked Chicken Thighs

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - Crispy and delicious oven baked chicken thighs made with fresh rosemary, sage and oregano. These chicken thighs are succulent, juicy and super simple to prepare. Perfect for a one pan, low prep dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 6-8 chicken thighs (3 lbs/1.3kg)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 3-4 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375F/190C.
  • Pat the chicken skin dry with kitchen paper.
  • Finely chop the fresh herbs and sprinkle over the chicken along with the oregano.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and rub it all over so it’s thoroughly coated in herbs and oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  • Once cooked turn on the broiler/oven grill and broil the chicken until the skin is extra crispy (2-3 minutes).
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes then serve with desired sides

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Notes

  • Pat the skin dry - pat the chicken skin with a paper towel before starting this recipe. It gets rid of excess moisture and helps the chicken skin crisp up.
  • Flavour combinations - feel free to switch up the herbs, spices and flavours as you like, this is such a versatile recipe. For some ideas try; lemon zest, parsley or red pepper flakes.
  • Let the chicken rest - after cooking any meat especially chicken it's important to let it rest after cooking otherwise it can dry out and a lot of the flavour in the juices will run out. Let the thighs rest for at least 5 minutes after cooking.
  • Leftovers & freezing - leftover chicken will last well in the fridge for 3-4 days or can be frozen in an airtight container. Use leftover chicken in salads, sandwiches or soups.
  • Watch the video! - make sure to check out our step by step recipe video and photos to help you make this recipe perfectly!

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg