There are numerous recipes of “Rosemary and Thyme Chicken” around on the internet, however this recipe one is mine, where I have tried to keep absolute simple which even a novice or amateur can make. This recipe does not require huge knowledge of cooking or tons of ingredients. Simple, scrumptious, juicy chicken legs is what you get from this recipe.
Ever since my hubby tasted rosemary and thyme chicken in one of Spanish restaurants in Tenerife, he was determined to make it himself. So finally last week, he said he is getting chicken and will like to make it. He asked me if I know the recipe. Sure, I said.
I wanted to offer simple recipe for him to make, and asked if he can wait to eat next day or does he wishes to eat same evening. He asked why? Reason was simple, if he can wait, then chicken can be marinated and will give better taste. Learning the reason, he agreed to wait and got his simple marination ready (with lemon juice, turmeric power and salt) and off the marinade goes in fridge for overnight for marination.
For someone who can not wait, I will say don’t worry about marination (you can skip the marination step from the recipe below).
Those who follow Keto diet, can also make this easy chicken and ticks the right boxes there. This is a Keto friendly recipe.
As I have maintained the recipe is simple, once you ready to eat, just an hour before, get your oven going and add chicken and rest of ingredients (Rosemary and Thyme leaves along with Orange slices) in the oven to bake and get a totally delicious meal outside from over after 35-40 mins.
In case you looking to skip marination, oven baking time will be close to an hour. The lime juice added in marination along with salt, softens the chicken considerably if left over night.
In case you love crispy golden skin on cooked chicken, I will recommend rubbing salt on the chicken surface.
In case you a chicken lover (which you are likely if you reading this post), you may like to check my other chicken recipes, like ketogenic chicken korma, or famous chicken dum biryani, or Indo-chinese style chilli chicken, or ghee rich chicken roast curry, etc
Detailed step by step recipe of “Rosemary & Thyme Chicken Legs” is here.