Wash and thoroughly dry the chicken drumsticks. Remove the skin. Combine dried oregano, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried rosemary in a separate bowl. Pour in oil and mix to combine.Pour this mixture over the chicken legs. Rub the herb marinade in every part of the chicken legs.Refrigerate the drumsticks for at least 30 minutes.TIP — All the herbs that participate in making this herb chicken delight harmonize perfectly with each other to create a gourmet masterpiece.
BAKING CHICKEN IN THE OVEN
BAKING CHICKEN LEGS IN MEALTHY CRISPLID
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this baked herb chicken in advance?
Absolutely! Though this recipe does not call for marination, there is no harm in marinating the chicken legs overnight. This way, they will absorb more flavor.
For this, you can —
- Combine the dry herbs and spices and store them in an air-tight container or a re-sealable plastic bag. Just add olive oil and rub over the chicken legs when ready to assemble.
- You can marinate the chicken and place it in the refrigerator overnight. Before cooking, bring the chicken to room temperature by removing it from the fridge and keeping it on the counter for 30 minutes.
Can I store the leftovers and reheat them later?
Yes, you can! Completely cooled leftover herb-baked chicken legs can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 2-3 days.
To reheat, warm the chicken pieces in the microwave for a few seconds. Alternatively, reheat in the oven at 375°F until warmed through.
Can you freeze herb chicken?
Of course you can! The leftover chicken stays well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 days.
But the best part is, if you have leftover chicken drumsticks, you can freeze them in a freezer-friendly bag for later use.
To freeze — Transfer the cooled chicken legs to a freezer-safe bag. Seal it well and store it. The chicken stays well in the freezer for 1 month.
To reheat — Remove chicken from the freezer bag. Arrange the chicken legs on a greased baking tray and bake in a preheated (375°F) for 10-12 minutes or until warmed through. Serve hot.
Can I make this Baked herb chicken for a larger group?
You sure can! This recipe bakes 10 chicken drumsticks, but it can be customized accordingly to feed as many or as few people as needed.
Refer to the recipe card and simply double or triple the ingredients in the recipe to adjust the quantity of meat required to cook for the larger/more minor group.
Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg