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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
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.


13 Ratings

Jun 30, 2014

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

Apr 10, 2014

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

Mar 15, 2014

Good recipe

Jun 19, 2014

This was pretty good. The carrots were great! Chicken could have used a little more flavor, but I did only use dried herbs because that's what I had on hand. If I make this again, I will also use more thighs. Six barely fed myself, my husband, and my two toddlers, and I also had rice as a side. I used boneless skinless thighs so I only cooked them for 50 minutes, and they were moist and perfectly cooked.

Feb 23, 2014

Very tasty and easy to make. Added some fresh green beans I had in fridge. Will make again for sure. Served with a side of Farro. Excellent, would not hesitate to serve as company meal

Feb 19, 2014

This was a nice and different way to cook up chicken thighs. Honestly, we don't love the thighs, but like to switch up our chicken a bit. This was pretty easy and I would make again. Not an absolute favorite, but something good and different. It does take awhile to cook to give yourself time for that.


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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
  • 417 mg
  • 17%

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

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