Roasted chicken thighs


For all of you students out there: this is such an easy yet delicious way to eat chicken. Really! Our whole apartment was filled with this amazing smell and the chicken itself was sooo tender and the flavours of the butter and herbs were soaked up by the meat and it was just… Perfect.

I don’t want to say I’ve reached my peak moment yet but this for sure is the best recipe on my blog so far!


The history 

I’ve pretty much grown up with eating chicken. My dad loves chicken so much we’d eat a roasted one nearly every week: his version is the best! He would always make sooo much, and then we’d eat it the next day again. Good memories, definitely one of my favourite dishes when I was younger…

Roasted chicken thighs with herbs

This version is slightly different as this was my first time roasting chicken. I wanted to keep it simple as sort of a learning process: first get the basics right and then focus on adding more and more flavour! Not that this version is boring, no not at all. It’s yum, let me tell you that 😉


The herbs give it a nice, soft flavour and the butter makes this dish so tasty and rich! I’m extremely happy with how this turned out, as you all can read. Ohh well, I’m so in love with food and good flavours that I feel like I have to: self promotion all the way! I roasted chicken thighs and I liked iiiit… 

I planned to rub the thighs with olive oil instead of butter, but after spreading the butter around the oven tray I had so much left I decided to use it on the chicken as well. And it’s de-lish!

Roasted chicken thighs
Serves 2
We all know and love roasted chicken! This variate uses herbs, onion and garlic to give the chicken a nice flavour. The butter makes it nice and crisp.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. Chicken thighs, 4 pieces or around 600g (with bone)
  2. Red onion, 1 piece
  3. Garlic, 2 cloves
  4. Butter, 25g
  5. Oregano
  6. Parsley
  7. Thyme
  8. Salt and pepper
  1. Rub butter on the inside of an oven tray. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Chop the onion in 8 pieces. Toss this in the oven tray. Roughly chop up the garlic and add this as well.
  3. Place the chicken thighs on a cutting board and rub them with butter. Sprinkle loads of salt and pepper on top, and rub this in as well.
  4. Place the chicken in the oven tray and sprinkle with oregano, parsley and thyme.
  5. Place in the oven for around 45 minutes to an hour. You can spoon some of the juices in the tray over the pieces of chicken in between.
  6. Once it's done, ideally the chicken is left alone for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
  1. Serve with some potatoes and peas for a delicious rustic meal.
Woohoo, I hope by now you guys are drooling and just as enthusiastic about this one as I was! Let me know, what’s your favourite roast? 
Vivian x

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