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Rosemary chicken breast.

Rosemary Chicken

Rosemary Chicken is a hearty meal that blends together fresh citrus flavors, with rosemary in a buttery sauce. The meat is juicy and perfectly tender.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Rosemary Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 521kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken breasts or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves minced
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • lemon slices and rosemary sprigs for serving optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray with cooking spray a baking dish that would fit the chicken breasts. Set aside.
  • Season the meats generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place a large pan over medium-high heat, and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
  • Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the rosemary, lemon zest, melted butter, garlic, chicken broth, and lemon juice. Pour the butter mixture over the chicken.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. The chicken is done when it reads at least 165 degrees F when checked with a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat.
  • Spoon the sauce over the chicken, sprinkle with parsley, garnish with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs and serve.



Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 727mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1171IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg