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Italian Rub for Chicken

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes


4 adult(s)


Sonoma County Italian Blend Olive Oil,
Melgarejo Picual EVOO,
Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Love Roasted Chicken? This rub makes the most deliciously seasoned chicken. And it's so easy to prepare. This will soon be a favorite of your family.


  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon any good EVOO (Nocellara, Sonoma County Italian Blend, Melgarejo EVOO, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole chicken


  • Combine all the ingredients to make a paste-like mixture, then apply to meat. Grill or roast the chicken.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the rub under the skin, then all over the top of the chicken.
  • Place the chicken in a shallow baking dish or cast iron skillet in the oven and roast for 45-60 minutes. Check for doneness after 45-50 minutes. If the juices run clear it's done. If you see pink, continue to roast until a cooking thermometer registers 150 degrees and the juices run clear. Remove the chicken from the pan and let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.