Easy Way To Cook Chicken

Everything-in-Your-Spice-Rack Chicken Will Take Care of All Dry Herbs & Spices In Your Kitchen.  Best of All, It Gives You the Most Delicious Chicken Dish.

Easy way to cook chicken and make it super delicious?  I guarantee you that this is the way to go.  And you are going to be addicted to it.  This is like a no-brainer.  Everything-in-your-spice-rack chicken recipe can use up leftover on your spice rack as well.

Easy Way to Cook Chicken | Everything-in-Your-Spice-Rack Chicken

Total Time:
1 Hour 40 Minutes
Prep Time
: 10 Minutes  

Inactive Cook Time: 90 Minutes  
Serving: 4

Did you receive a spice rack as a gift with several bottles of spices and dried herbs that you don't know what to do with them?

Or, did you buy spices here and there because some recipes called for them?  As a result, you got tons of leftover and try to find a way to get rid of them.

I don’t have fresh herbs on hand all the time. ‘Cos I don’t use them often enough. Next thing I want is to see them go into the garbage. But I love dried herbs and spices. I got many bottles of them in my spice rack. This is the dish that I use almost all of them.


You do NOT have to have all the spices or dried herbs listed below.  If you only have 3 to 5 of them, this dish will still come out delicious. 

Also, with fewer spices and/or dried herbs, you need to increase the quantity to a teaspoon each. 

I have several friends used this easy way to cook chicken at home.  All of them said, "That's the best chicken I ever had."  Many of them did not have the same kind of herbs and spices.  They dumped everything into the marinade and the chicken still came out delicious.

I use the garlic powder instead of fresh garlic so that it will avoid the burned garlic.

If you have a convection oven, I will encourage you to use it and cut down the cooking time into half. Some ovens call that function as "speed bake".

You can use the same marinade to cook your favorite vegetables, fish and toss with short pasta.

I use bone-in skin-on dark meat here in this recipe.  You can also use white meat.  Everything will still be the same as long as it is still bone-in skin-on meat.

When meat is on sales, double the quantity of all the ingredients and seasonings.  You can feed a crowd for $10.  Not bad, huh?

Easy Way to Cook Chicken Leftover

Shred the chicken and discard skin and bones to make Chicken Pasta with Sage Sauce and pair it with Simply Sauteed Broccoli.

These 2 dishes may need to cook simultaneously.  But get the pot of water for the pasta going first.  While waiting, you can start working on the broccoli.

You can also use the shredded meat to make this simple Southwestern Style Corn Black Bean Lettuce Salad.

Easy Way to Cook Chicken Recipe and Directions

4.5 - 5 pounds Bone-In; Skin-On Chicken Quarters (padded dry)
1 pound Baby Carrots/Crinkle Cut Frozen (Thawed) Carrots


1 ½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ teaspoon Onion Powder
½ teaspoon Dried Thyme
½ teaspoon Dried Rosemary
½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
½ teaspoon Ground Sage
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
½ teaspoon Dried Basil
1 Dried Bay Leaf
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cooking spray


  1. Combine all the seasonings, except extra virgin olive oil, together in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk in the extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Add chicken and rub the marinade on the meat with your hands and coat well.  Chill it in the fridge overnight.
  4. Preheat oven at 425F.
  5. Line aluminum foil on baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.
  6. Single layer chicken on the baking sheet skin side down.
  7. Roast in the oven on the middle rack for 40 minutes.
  8. Turn chicken over and toss carrots into the chicken grease in the same pan.
  9. Roast for another 40-50 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  10. Take out chicken; rest for 10 minutes and enjoy immediately.

Easy Way to Cook Chicken Steps with Photos

A few spices and dry herbsIf you only have a few spices and herbs as staples, that will be enough to make the marinade for this chicken recipe.
A few spices and dry herbs in a mixing bowlThe mix of those few spices which will become the marinade.
Several spices and dry herbsIf you have plenty of spices and herbs in your pantry, use them all.
Several spices and dry herbs in a mixing bowlIf you use all the spices and herbs like above, each will need 1/4-1/2 tsp which will not overpower the other ones.
Marinade "paste"Spices and herbs mixed with extra virgin olive oil to become marinade.
Marinade on chickenPour marinade on top of chicken.
Chicken coated with marinadeMessage meat with marinade and coat it well.
Chicken drumsticks out of ovenChicken drumsticks roasted in the oven.
Chicken thighs out of ovenSame recipe can apply to bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, breasts and/or legs.

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