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Oven baked Rosemary and Thyme Chicken legs | Easy Chicken Recipes | YourFoodFantasy.com

Rosemary & Thyme Chicken

The fragrant rosemary and thyme chicken made with handful of ingredients can make any chicken lover drool over it.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Marination 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins
Course Lunch & Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Multi-National
Servings 2 People
Calories 780 kcal


For Marination

  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt To Taste
  • 4 Chicken Legs

For Baking

  • 1 Orange Cut in round slice (See photo)
  • 6-7 Thyme Strings
  • 6-7 Rosemary Strings
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Butter I have used salted, hence adjust quantity of salt if using unsalted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt


  • First clean chicken legs and add turmeric power, salt and lemon juice. Leave this aside to marinate. I will advice to let it marinade for at least 4 hours, however if in rush you can by pass this (though this comes with a compromise on taste).
    Keeping Chicken aside for marination | Rosemary and Thyme Chicken Recipe
  • When you are ready to make (bake) this, preheat the oven to 180°C. In the oven tray keep the chicken legs.
  • Now carefully lay over Thyme and Rosemary strings all over the chicken legs.
    Adding Rosemary and Thyme leaves over Chicken | Your Food Fantasy
  • Now liquidity the butter in a cup, add salt and pour over the chicken legs. Use brush or hands to ensure butter is applied all over the chicken pieces. Smear some salt on chicken pieces if you like crispy baked skin.
  • Lastly, keep orange slices across the chicken (see pic).
    Topping up the oven tray with Orange slices | Your Food Fantasy
  • Put the tray in oven and let it bake for 25 - 30 mins. Check if the chicken is done from inside. You can use a cooking thermometer to do so or simple use a fork and see if it goes through chicken smoothly.
    Making Rosemary and Thyme Chicken in Oven | Your Food Fantasy
  • Take out the chicken and your fragrant, juicy and scrumptious rosemary and thyme chicken is ready. Serve it hot with some cold drinks.
    Ovenbaked Rosemary and Thyme Chicken legs | Chicken Recipes | YourFoodFantasy.com


  1. The duration for baking can vary depending on chicken (and chicken pieces used), It is advised to kindly check if chicken is done before taking chicken out (or avoiding over baking).
  2. Orange gives a nice zest to the cooked chicken, however if you do not have orange, you can omit it.
  3. Rosemary has very strong aroma, and will leave your kitchen (and possibly house) with that aroma. So do check if you ok with it.
  4. Note that the oven time will increase if not marinating.
  5. You can sprinkle "Chaat masala" on top before serving if you like Indian spices flavour.


Nutrition Facts
Rosemary & Thyme Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 780 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 262mg87%
Sodium 2635mg115%
Potassium 971mg28%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 647IU13%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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