Herb Broiled Chicken RecipeThis broiled chicken recipe is simple, classic and delicious. Broiled chicken is prepared using a smaller bird called a "broiler" (typically around two to three pounds) which is split in half and cooked with very high heat.
Broiling is distinct from grilling in that grilled chicken is cooked above the heat source while broiled chicken is cooked beneath the heat source.
If it isn't already sold that way, ask your butcher to split the broiler in half. If that's not possible, though, you can use quartered chickens or chicken parts.
Read more: Broiling and Grilling.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 2 2½-3 lb. broiler chickens, halved
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the broiler.
- Rub the inside and outside of the chicken halves with the fresh herbs.
- Brush the inside and outside of the chicken halves with the melted butter.
- Season to taste with the Kosher salt and black pepper.
- Place the chicken halves skin-side-down about 8 inches away from the heat source. Broil for 30 minutes or until the chickens are nicely browned. They should be halfway cooked at this point.
- Turn over and broil for another 20 minutes or until the skin is nicely browned but not burnt, and the chickens are completely cooked through.