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.

Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken Recipe

Serves 2 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 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



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


In a bowl combine sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil. Stir to combine.


Rub mixture all over chicken pieces.


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.


Transfer chicken to a serving platter, spoon roasted garlic cloves over the top. Serve.



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    March 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Made this last night, it is unbelievable.

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    March 31, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    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.

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    March 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    March 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Oh the chicken looks perfect! yum!