If you love roasted chicken, this roasted herb chicken is an easy dinner recipe you will want to make again and again!
This oven roasted chicken recipe is full of all of the good stuff, garlic, fresh herbs, and sliced oranges. You will love how moist and flavorful this roasted chicken is!
(*This post is written in partnership with CK Mondavi and Family. As always, the opinions here are all my own.)
I am so excited to talk to you about wine today! Do you ever find it difficult to pair wines with dishes you cook? I used to feel so out of my depth about wine pairing. Mr. Fearless Dining and I have been going to more wine tastings lately and educating ourselves on flavor profiles of wine.
I think you are going to be very happy with these wines from CK Mondavi. They are priced at a level that anyone can enjoy them. High-quality wine at a reasonable cost = a win-win for everyone!
What is special is that these wines taste expensive…you can’t say that about many bottles of wine under $10 a bottle! Mr. Fearless Dining and I were completely surprised by these wines. Their 2015 Cabernet won a silver medal at the 2017 Critics Challenge and the silver medal at the 2017 International Women’s Wine Competition. Their Chardonnay won a bronze medal at the Tastings 2016 World Wine Championships, and their 2014 Merlot won a silver medal in the 2017 Critics Challenge.
We paired the CK Mondavi Merlot with this flavorful roasted chicken dinner recipe. The hint of oak and cherry tastes delicious with the fresh herbs and citrus. CK Mondavi’s Merlot is a medium-bodied wine, which allows it to pair with either poultry or red meat.
If you love white wine, CK Mondavi’s Chardonnay would also work beautifully with this roasted herb chicken.
The secret to this roasted chicken is to stuff the fresh herbs, garlic, and orange under the skin. This allows the flavors to seep into the meat while roasting in the oven.
What are the best herbs for chicken?
Many herbs work beautifully with chicken. Here are some of my favorites, which are in this recipe:
Although these herbs are not in this particular baked chicken recipe, these herbs all go with chicken:
Here are some delicious side dish recipes to enjoy with this roasted herb oven baked chicken:
- Mashed Creamy Rutabagas
- Roasted Bacon Potato Roses
- Kale and Apple Salad
- Butternut with Brown Butter Sage
How to use fresh herbs in an oven baked chicken recipe:
Chop up the fresh herbs and add them to a small bowl, add the melted butter, minced garlic, salt, and pepper and mix well.
Take the raw chicken and make small cuts under the breast skin and legs. Take some of the herbed butter and rub all under the skin. This will allow the flavors to cook deeply into the meat. Rub the extra on the outside of the chicken.
Next, slice a mandarin orange or tangerine. Add these orange slices under the skin as well. Bake and serve hot when the internal temperature is 165 F degrees.
- 4 pound chicken
- 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon sage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tangerine, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees.
- Add chopped herbs, melted butter (or olive oil), minced garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
- Make small cuts to open the skin under the chicken breast. (You can also do this for the legs if you like.)
- Stuff some herb mixture in both and rub along under the skin. Rub the extra all over the outside of the chicken.
- Slice the tangerine and add slices under the skin.
- Bake for one hour, or until the meat registers 165 F degrees with a meat thermometer.
- Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 496 Saturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 170mg Sodium: 376mg Carbohydrates: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 42g