Herb & Spice Crispy Chicken

Ingredients 

  • 1 whole chicken, pre-cut into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic granulated
  • 1 Tbsp onion granulated
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped parsley

Preparation 

  1. Mix herbs and spices together until well blended
  2. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  3. Season both sides of the chicken pieces well, covering all skin surfaces
  4. Place pieces in a baking dish 
  5. Bake in 400ºF oven until cooked through (internal meat temperature of 165º F) which should take about 35-40 minutes. *NOTE: The white-meat pieces (breasts and wings) may finish cooking before the remaining dark meat pieces. If so, simply remove white meat pieces and allow the dark meat to continue cooking another 5 minutes or so.
  6. For the final touch, mix a 1/4 cup of olive oil with juice from 1/2 lemon. Drizzle over baked pieces and sprinkle with chopped parsley leaves before serving