Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken


Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken

This past Sunday Ryan and I were pretty busy so I couldn’t make it to the super market to do my weekly grocery shopping. Instead, I had to go to the small local grocery store a few blocks away. They didn’t have much but they did have some fresh herbs and some chicken leg quarters. Thus this Sunday dinner was born. Simple and perfect.

I don’t often roast whole chickens, there is simply too much left overs for just Ryan and I. So when I am craving roasted chicken, chicken leg quarters are always a great option. For this recipe, the recommended cooking time is about 40 minutes, however, I have seen some pretty large chicken leg quarters which would take a little bit longer to cook. If the skin darkens too much, loosely cover with aluminum foil.

  • Serves 2
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  • 3 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken leg quarters rinsed and pat dry
  • 5 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil. Stir to combine.
  3. Rub mixture all over chicken pieces.
  4. Place chicken in a cast iron skillet or other oven proof baking dish. Sprinkle garlic around chicken, pour chicken broth over the top. Place in oven and bake for 30 -45 minutes or until internal temperature is 170 degrees.
  5. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, spoon roasted garlic cloves over the top. Serve.


  • http://myfabulousrecipes.blogspot.com Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes

    Oh the chicken looks perfect! yum!

  • http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com Jenn’s Food Journey

    oooohhhh.. look at those big ol’ chunks of garlic!! YUM!! The chicken looks and sounds delicious!!

  • http://www.myonlinemeals.com Kathy

    I ove chicken roasted with herbs and garlic. I bet the aroma of this is heavenly! I am going to have this on my menu list for next weeks family dinner! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  • Dana

    Made this last night, it is unbelievable.

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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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