When the bird is hot from the oven, its toasty skin melds with the savory herb sauce for the most intense flavor.This recipe is one of our Better Basics: 10 New Takes on Family Favorites, see the others.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rub chicken with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange, skin-side up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until golden and a thermometer inserted into thickest part of breast (without touching bone) registers 160 degrees, about 30 minutes.

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  • Transfer chicken to a plate. Pour off and discard fat from baking sheet; return chicken to sheet. Whisk together remaining 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, parsley, garlic, and pepper flakes in a bowl. Season with salt. Spoon sauce over chicken and let stand 10 minutes before serving with accumulated pan juices and sauce.

Reviews (1)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
I made this with balsalmic vinegar, not red wine vinegar, because I was out of RWV. Very easy to make, delicious, and a real crowd-pleaser. I quartered my own chicken, not very well, and made it. The oven was too hot, at 450, it made the fat burn and smoke; so, I turned it down to 400 for the remainder. It was moist and very flavorful; fabulous recipe! I can't wait to try it again with red wine vinegar!!