Herb roasted chicken sounds a little fancy, no?

Well, turns out it’s just about the easiest thing to make. With a quick burr of the food processor, all the prep work is done and then the chicken is simply baked in the oven. It would be perfect for those busy weeknights and you can even make the rub ahead of time. Paired with some quick-cooking whole wheat couscous and a veggie, dinner can be on the table in 40 minutes, with about 10 minutes of busy time.

That’s my kind of meal. :) I saved some of the rub to top the baked chicken with and while it was delicious and added some bright green color, it was a little too much garlic for my liking. And I’m usually all about the garlic.

Herb Roasted Chicken - 4 servings – recipe from Martha Stewart

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 whole chicken, broken down into 8 pieces

Place first 6 ingredients in food processor and process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 450° F.

Arrange chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet and coat with herb rub.

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 35 minutes.

Prepare sides as chicken is baking and dinner is served!

20 Comments (Reply )

  1. EA-The Spicy RD
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    This looks great and so easy. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any recipe that uses a bunch of cilantro:-)


    • Emily
      Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

      That’s a good point. :)


  2. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    It sounds fancy, yes, but it looks so easy too! Thanks for sharing!


  3. Tracey
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    I need to get myself a food processor! I have a list of things to make that require one.

    What brand and size do you have? If you don’t mind me asking :)


    • Emily
      Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

      I have a Cuisinart, 14 cup which I love! My future sister-in-law has one though that has a piece in it to make a much smaller “bowl” which I think would be really handy.


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Man, I haven’t made a good roasted chicken dish in a while- this is good inspiration! I bet you could top the chicken with more of the herb mixture 1/2 way through baking and it would take some of the bite out of the garlic.


  5. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    GAH, how gorgeous! I would luuuurve to make this herb mixture for some tofu – hmm…the possibilities!


    • Emily
      Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

      Oooh, it would be delish on tofu!


  6. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    This sounds so delicious! I love how you paired it with cous cous! YUM!



  7. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Wow this looks delicious! I will have to add this to next weeks menu!


  8. sophia
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    Sounds a lot like pesto, too! I love the freshness and the lovely color of that topping.


    • Emily
      Mar 03, 2011 @ 7:27 am

      You are so right…why didn’t that occur to me?! Ha!


  9. Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Omg, this looks delicious! I think I might try it for dinner tonight!!


  10. Dawn (healthySDLiving)
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    That looks delicious!!!


  11. kate@ahealthypassion
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    I am always looking for new chicken recipes for the bf since I dont eat it! This looks great ill have to try it out!


  12. Simply Life
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    What a perfect combination with the broccoli – great meal!


  13. Amanda @ The Artsy Kitchen
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Yum! What a simple yet elegant meal! I don’t know why I don’t fix chicken more often, it’s so versatile!


  14. holly
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    ginger, OJ and cilantro? i like the sounds of that flavor combo!!


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