Chicken breasts basted with a medley of herbs. Can also be made with skinless, boneless meat.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a bowl, prepare the basting sauce by combining olive oil, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage, marjoram, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

  • Turn chicken breasts in sauce to coat thoroughly. Place skin side up in a shallow baking dish. Cover.

  • Roast at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), basting occasionally with pan drippings, for about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove to warm platter, spoon pan juices over, and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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Nutrition Facts

391 calories; 21.9 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 400 mg sodium. 1.1 g carbohydrates; 45.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
This is probably the best basic chicken recipe I have ever tried. If you don't have all the dried spices it calls for reach over to that spice rack and substitute! I've used all sorts of herbs from my spice rack and everytime the end product is wonderful. It works equally well with bonelss skinless breasts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/03/2011
Sorry We did not care for this at all. Will not make this one again. Read More
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671 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 174
  • 3 star values: 61
  • 2 star values: 23
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
This is probably the best basic chicken recipe I have ever tried. If you don't have all the dried spices it calls for reach over to that spice rack and substitute! I've used all sorts of herbs from my spice rack and everytime the end product is wonderful. It works equally well with bonelss skinless breasts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
This is probably the best basic chicken recipe I have ever tried. If you don't have all the dried spices it calls for reach over to that spice rack and substitute! I've used all sorts of herbs from my spice rack and everytime the end product is wonderful. It works equally well with bonelss skinless breasts. Read More
(247)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2004
I made this chicken this weekend and my daughter said it should be called "Kick-butt" chicken. My family loved it. I put the chicken and the sauce in a plastic bag and left it in the fridge all day and baked it that evening. I did baste it and that kept it very moist. I would recommend using chicken with skin on (even though I usually don't bake with the skin on) because the pieces with skin on seemed moister than the pieces without. I didn't have any hot sauce and it was still great. So were the leftovers. Oh and I took the cover off the last 15 or 20 minutes and it was an appetizing golden brown color. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2007
Amazing! I have made this many times and really look forward to it. I always make the following tweaks: Double the marinade use 1 teaspoon of Aleppo pepper instead of the hot sauce cook for 45 minutes and baste every 15 minutes and add 1 cup of chicken broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
An easy delicious recipe. Even my picky eaters love it so I make this often. This smells so good when it's cooking. I omit the hot sauce and substitute dried parsley for fresh. I frequently make this with boneless skinless chicken cooking it at 375 degrees covered for 20 minutes and then uncovered for 20 minutes. Make sure to baste occasionally. Comes out very moist and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2012
Chicken roasting in the oven is inarguably one of the best aromas to hit your nose. Even two chicken breasts for Hubs and me filled the air with that mouth-watering smell. I used bone-in skin-on breasts as the submitter recommends. There is just no comparison between them and boneless skinless chicken breasts. You get SO much more flavor with bone-in breasts! As one reviewer suggested don t worry if you don t have the exact herbs called for substituting mixing or matching will all result in a darned fine piece of chicken; tender moist and flavorful. A Sunday Dinner type of chicken for sure! I knew that covering the chicken would not produce the deep golden brown skin I wanted so I sprinkled it with paprika before it went into the oven and uncovered it during the last fifteen minutes of roasting. They were indeed the color I was after with a nicely crisped skin. Chicken breasts vary greatly in size so use the cooking time suggested as only a guide. A meat thermometer should register 160-165 degrees and the juices should run clear not pink. This is some of the best chicken I ve had in some time and this recipe reaffirms that bone-in skin-on breasts are superior to boneless. I served these with Lemon Parsley Potatoes and Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2004
this chicken is amazing and i make this all the time it beats any restaurant chicken there is by a long shot! add cut up potatoes and mushrooms tossed in a doubled recipe of the herb mixture. it makes a complete & tasty meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
This is SO yummy!! My whole family loved it. The 2nd time I made it I doubled the recipe and added potatoes. Perfect! I also made 5 ziplock bags with the seasoning so now I just have to add the garlic and tabasco sauce mix it with the oil and put it on the chicken and potatoes. Great for a night that I don't want to cook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2004
This is a very basic recipe. I didn't use this exact thing although I used a couple of the ideas in the recipe to make my own chicken. I took five or six boneless chicken breasts salted & peppered them then placed them in a pyrex baking dish. I just sprinkled herbs over the chicken (dried thyme basil a little sage & rosemary etc.) plus fresh garlic and about a half a cup of white wine (NOT cooking wine). Chicken was EXCELLENT--you really can't go wrong when you flavor the chicken with herbs! As other reviewers have noted this is a great one to play around with. The wine and herbs smelled divine while cooking. Fail-safe wonderful chicken!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2004
This was very good. I used boneless skinless breasts and didn't bother with basting while cooking. Also left out parsley and hot sauce as I did not have them. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/03/2011
Sorry We did not care for this at all. Will not make this one again. Read More
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