Garlic and Basil Baked Chicken Thighs


This baked basil and garlic chicken is a very easy recipe using chicken thighs. Serve it with rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins


  • 6 chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, or to taste

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 3 cups diced carrots


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Arrange chicken thighs in a roasting pan; season with salt and pepper. Scatter onion over and around chicken. Top chicken with basil, garlic, and rosemary. Pour chicken broth into the pan and evenly distribute carrots around the chicken. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.

  3. Cook in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove aluminum foil and continue cooking until chicken is browned, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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