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Tender Herb Chicken Recipe

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This is such a versatile dish because it can be made in the oven or microwave...so time is never a factor. People always comment on the chicken's wonderful subtle herb flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 pound new potatoes, halved
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with low-sodium bouillon) equals 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable; also, 213 calories, 89 mg sodium, 62 mg cholesterol, 20 gm carbohydrate, 24 gm protein, 4 gm fat.

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup water, bouillon, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves; pour into a roasting pan. Add chicken; arrange potatoes, onions and carrots around it. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Remove the bay leaves before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Microwave Directions: In a 3-qt. microwave-safe baking dish, combine 3/4 cup water, bouillon, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Place chicken, breast side down, in dish. Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes. Turn chicken over and arrange vegetables around it. Cover and cook at 50% power for 30-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Remove bay leaves. This recipe was tested in a 700-watt microwave.
Originally published as Herbed Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p69

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with low-sodium bouillon) equals 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable; also, 213 calories, 89 mg sodium, 62 mg cholesterol, 20 gm carbohydrate, 24 gm protein, 4 gm fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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