Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
53 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 breast half)

Fresh Italian herbs and seasonings make these roast chicken breasts taste out-of-this-world delicious.  Serve with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes for a hearty meal. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Loosen skin from chicken by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Rub rosemary mixture under loosened skin over flesh; rub over top of skin. Place chicken, bone side down, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Coat skin lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the breast registers 155°. Remove chicken from pan; let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Nutrition Note: Since chicken breast meat is low in calories and saturated fat, you can eat the skin and still keep saturated fat within allowable limits. If you like dark meat, which is higher in saturated fat, remove and discard the skin.

Chef's Notes

Lean breast meat needs to be shielded as it cooks, so leave the skin on (and enjoy it—see Nutrition Note).

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Ratings & Reviews

ieyedocotor's Review

November 27, 2012

Hoolers's Review

September 11, 2012
I had to use what I had on hand, so I made the recipe w a lime instead of lemon, granulated garlic, not fresh, a little cumin, chili powder and the olive oil and salt. It came out great w a Mexican flavor. My husband didn't want his this way but when he tasted mine, he said he'd have it that way next time. I would definitely make this again, hopefully w the lemons next time!

okimadoki's Review

December 08, 2011
Made this lady night with the herbed potatoes and roasted lemon pepper asparagus. It was a hit. Easy weeknight dish. Will make again

user's Review

June 06, 2011
Amazing, added dried oregano and Italian seasoning mix.

carolfitz's Review

May 10, 2011
Super-easy & nicely flavored, made to recipe except let chicken marinate for about 20 min at room temp before baking. Served with spaghetti/olive oil/garlic and crisp-steamed asparagus.

SusannahM's Review

May 09, 2011

lhansen's Review

May 03, 2011
This recipe did not have a lot of flavor.

Stephanie33's Review

March 28, 2011

Holley's Review

March 20, 2011

Like2EatLight's Review

March 15, 2011
Excellent! will make again and again. with mashed potatoes, corn and lemony green beans to give family veggie options. extra for chicken tacos tomorrow night. especially love CL's moderation philosophy permission to eat the skin... phew... (like)