I could go on and on about how this simple herb rub adds unbelievable dimension to a simple roast chicken dish elevating it from ho-hum to WOW! But until you taste it, you just won’t understand what I mean. Try these at home. You’ll never roast chicken another way.
This recipe first aired on The Farm with Ian Knauer on Public Television on the Herb Show.
Herb-Rubbed Roast Chicken
Serves 4 to 6
8 dried bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 lbs chicken thighs and drumsticks
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Place the bay leaves, thyme leaves, peppercorns, and 1 teaspoon salt in a spice grinder and pulse until very finely ground. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken.
Roast the chicken until browned and cooked through, about 35 minutes. Serve.