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This one pan, roasted basil chicken is an easy meal that's bursting with flavor. Red onions and sliced kumquats become deliciously sweet when roasted.
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5 from 10 votes

Basil Chicken with Kumquats

This one pan, roasted basil chicken is an easy weeknight meal that's bursting with flavor, thanks to bright and tangy kumquats.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil chicken, basil chicken recipe, roasted basil chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan



  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Place the chicken thighs, sliced kumquats and red onion in a cast iron or oven safe dish and drizzle with olive oil. Use your fingers to ensure eveything is coated in oil, including both sides of the chicken. Then, place the kumquats and red onion around the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the dried basil, salt and pepper. Cook for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.
  • If you'd like the top of the chicken more golden, turn the top broiler on for the last 5 minutes of cooking.


  • Cast iron pans are great for cooking. I personally love this Lodge Cast Iron Pan (which you see pictured).


Calories: 296.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.3g | Protein: 24.2g | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 73.8mg | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 5g