Balsamic Herb Baked Chicken Thighs is an herb-garden-inspired recipe that has Winter savory & rosemary sprigs and fresh sage leaves with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and optional garlic. Try this delicious chicken dish for dinner tonight!
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Balsamic Herb Baked Chicken Thighs
Hi Everyone, I took these pictures of this Balsamic Herb Baked Chicken Thighs back in late Summer 2017 when our French cousin Lucile visited us for the Summer.
Our family was on vacation on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
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I used fresh herbs from the garden and the key to this recipe is the marinade and the time the chicken thighs are marinated.
We used organic chicken thighs from Costco and they were really good.
The fresh herbs featured here are Winter savory, rosemary and sage.
My gosh, it’s been a minute since I have shared a chicken recipe.
We eat chicken on a weekly basis (as in multiple times per week), so it’s high time I shared a chicken recipe!
I love chicken because it’s so mild, that you can make it taste like any marinade you decide to do and in this case, it’s fresh herbs.
I love how juicy chicken thighs come out, personally, I find them to be more flavorful.
What Sauce Does This Recipe Go With?
I served these chicken thighs with:
This recipe is inspired by Herb Baked Chicken Tenders, another chicken recipe here on the blog.
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You can substitute the same amount of Thyme sprigs if you don’t have Winter savory on hand.
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- 1-1.5 pounds chicken thighs, get the freshest chicken, I usually get organic or at least hormone-free, vegetarian fed chicken
- 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 5-9 sprigs dried (or fresh) Winter Savory herb, use less if fresh (3 units fresh to 1 unit dried ratio), you can substitute the same amount Thyme if you don't have Winter savory
- 3 leaves fresh sage, chopped
- 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil, the more oil you use, the more juice you will have for serving
- 1-2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar, I use the best quality I can find and afford, from Modena, Italy
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or amount to taste
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper medley, or amount to taste
- 1 teaspoon (1 large clove) minced garlic, optional
- lemon wedges to spritz for serving, optional
- In a baking dish mix all the marinade ingredients and coat the chicken thighs in it. Marinade chicken for at least a half-hour before cooking; you can also marinate for a few hours or overnight (8 hours). The chicken thighs will only taste better the longer it is marinated.
- When the chicken thighs are done marinating, bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25-35 minutes. You can turn once halfway through. Allow cooling 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
- The safest way to check for doneness is by using a meat thermometer, the internal temperature of the chicken should be 165° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius).
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1137Total Fat: 89gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 68gCholesterol: 403mgSodium: 1093mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 77g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.