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Garlic and Basil Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Garlic and Basil Baked Chicken Thighs

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"Very easy recipe using chicken thighs, garlic, basil, and rosemary. Serve with rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat 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 pan and evenly distribute carrots around the chicken. Cover 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 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove aluminum foil and continue cooking until chicken is browned, 10 to 15 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2013

Very nice. I love recipes like this because you can really use it as a base and add whatever veggies you have. I used some fresh picked green beans along with the basil and onion. It's great that it doesn't need any kind of fat or oil added. Would also be excellent with mashed 'taters. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2014

I always prepare a new recipe as written the first time. I have to say I think 60 mins in that hot of an oven is too long. Removing the foil for 10 min was not enough to brown the skin, so the chicken was overcooked and pale. Next time I will shorten the total cooking time and remove the foil sooner or perhaps put the chicken under the broiler for a couple of minutes.


17 Ratings

Apr 10, 2014

Quick, easy and very tasty. We doubled the garlic and onion because that's just the type of family we are!

Jun 30, 2014

Excellent! Used fresh herbs and trimmed the thighs of all fat.

Jan 18, 2015

Love a dinner dish that you can quickly prep, place in the oven, and then relax with a glass of wine while it cooks to perfection! Easy meal with good flavor that makes the kitchen smell great.

Mar 15, 2014

Good recipe

Feb 12, 2014

Unbelievably delicious! I always have a hard timebwith chicken and this turns out so good! Thanks for the recipe. I added a rub my husband made and let the chicken marinade in it for 3 hours with the basil and wow it made this dish great!

Aug 09, 2014

Too many onions for me and didn't have a good flavor for some reason. I used fresh basil and crushed dried rosemary. Next time I would rub the spices into the chicken. I used boneless skinless thighs and a few breasts. I used convection oven, converting to 350 degrees. They would have taken about 45-50 minutes. Admittedly I probably cooked them about 10 min too long because I thought they were not done, but they were not dried out. Husband liked them because of all the onions but the rest of the family didn't eat as much as usual because they were just so-so. I will not make this again. Also they didn't really brown. I'd advise removing the foil for the last 20 min.


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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