Herbs de Provence chicken is an incredibly simple way to prepare chicken that gives you a big bang for your buck. Chicken thighs are coated in herbs de provence seasoning then cooked over shallots, garlic, and lemon until the chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside. And the pan juices taste as delicious as the chicken!

Complete the meal with some smoky roast potatoes and sautéed asparagus. And if you love French recipes, also try our chicken provençal!

Herbs de Provence Chicken on a baking sheet.

Herbs de provence chicken

Say hello juicy chicken, crispy skin, and a tasty sauce. This trio of deliciousness is what makes this chicken irresistible.

We use our favorite herbs de provence spice mix to season the chicken, which adds a ton of flavor. But don't worry, if you have a store-bought mix that will work great, too. The herbs are sprinkled both under and over the chicken skin, which ensures that every bite you take is delicious.

The tasty sauce is made from shallots, garlic, lemon, thyme, and dry vermouth (or white wine). When the juices from the roasting chicken drip into the sauce it makes it adds so much flavor. You'll love it!

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How to make this chicken herbs de provence recipe

Herbs de provence chicken might sound fancy, but it is a very simple recipe.

  1. Season the chicken thighs with herbs de provence, salt, and pepper both under the skin and on top of it. This makes sure that every bite you take is deliciously seasoned.
  2. Put some shallots, whole garlic cloves, lemon wedges, thyme, and either white wine or dry vermouth into a baking dish.
  3. Now set a cooling rack on top of the baking dish and put the chicken thighs on top of it. This setup makes the chicken skin super crispy while collecting all the delicious juices in the pan below.

After spending about 35 minutes in the oven, you dinner will be ready to eat!

Full recipe instructions in the recipe card below.

Can I use skinless chicken thighs?

Technically, yes you can. But the skin on the thighs helps to keep the meat nice and juicy. If you don't want to eat the skin, it is better to season the chicken under the skin but leave it on for cooking. Then you can remove the skin before you eat it if you want.

Does this recipe work with chicken breasts?

Chicken breast is leaner and dries out faster than thighs. If you'd like to make this recipe using chicken breasts, place them right in the dish with the shallots and garlic; this will help keep them juicy. And they will only need to cook for 18-22 minutes.

Herbes de provence chicken in a baking dish ready to be served.

What to serve with herbs de provence chicken?

When we serve this chicken, we'll often put the chicken thighs into the baking dish (make sure not to get the juice on the crispy skin!) and put the whole thing on the table. A big green salad turns this into a light and healthy dinner. Here are a few heartier sides that go well with herbs de provence chicken:

Herbs de Provence Chicken on a plate wit shallots and garlic.
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Herbs de Provence Chicken on a baking sheet.

Herbs de Provence Chicken

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Herbs de Provence chicken is an incredibly simple way to prepare chicken that gives you a big bang for your buck. Chicken thighs are coated in herbs de Provence seasoning then cooked over shallots, garlic, and lemon until the chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside. And the pan juices taste as delicious as the chicken! 


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Ingredients

  • 8 skin-on chicken thighs 
  • 1 tablespoon herbs de provence
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: sea salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • 4 medium shallots, quartered
  • 8 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 4 thyme sprigs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Season the chicken thighs with half of the herbs de provençe, salt, and pepper under the skin and half on top of the skin. 
  3. Add the dry vermouth, shallots, garlic, lemon, and thyme to a baking dish. Place a cooling rack over the baking dish. Place the seasoned chicken thighs on top of the cooling rack then carefully transfer them into your oven.
  4. Roast the chicken for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  5. Remove the thyme and lemon from the baking dish. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into the baking dish before discarding them then serve the chicken thighs with the shallots, garlic, and juices. 

Notes

NOTE: if you plan on removing the skin before eating the chicken, sprinkle all the herbs and salt under the skin then carefully replace it. The skin will keep the chicken juicy and you'll still get all the flavor of the herbs.

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