Bistro Style Rosmary Chicken
Maggie May Schill
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- bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- small yellow onion, diced
- 5 clove
- 1/4 c
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 Tbsp
- fresh rosemary, pulled from stem
- 2 Tbsp
- fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp
- black pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp
- 1 tsp
- garlic powder
- 1/2 pinch
- red pepper flakes (becareful not to go over board!!!)
- additional salt and pepper to taste
1Pre-heat oven to 375'F
2Rinse and pat dry the 8 defrosted chicken thighs. set aside.
3In a food processor, add garlic, black pepper, salt, garlic power, rosemary, basil and red pepper flakes. Slowly add olive oil as you pulse food processor until you make an oily paste out of the ingredients.
(You want a paste that's not dry and clumpy, but not runny and liquified. Add or subtract the amount of oil you use according to different factors; sometimes fresh herbs are dry and absorb more oil.)
4Take your chicken thighs back out. You want to coat each piece of chicken entirely with the oil and herb mixture. You also want to gently lift up the skin and coat under the skin with the oil and herb mixture. (Be-careful not to tear the skin.)
5Place chicken skin side up in a baking dish and cover the chicken with the diced onions. Salt and pepper entire baking dish as you desire.
6Bake for 30 minutes, then baste chicken thighs. Continue to bake for an additional 30 minutes until cooked through.