Parsley Sage Rosemary Thyme Baked Chicken Breast

I couldn’t resist listening to Simon & Garfunkel songs while I was cooking this baked chicken breast !

Baked chicken breast  is an absolute classic and is both incredibly good and easy for even the beginner cook.  

The combination of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme is absolutely irresistible when combined with garlic and butter and baked with chicken.  

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Baked Chicken Breasts

 

I am so excited to share this recipe with you!  It is delicious!  The preparation is easy and with these step-by-step photos — you can’t miss.  So, get set to hear your family and friends sing your praises when you share this great dish with them!  Enjoy!

"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" Roasted Chicken Breasts
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 lemons, each cut in half
  • 1½ sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 4 split chicken breasts, with the skin and bone ( about 1¼ pounds each)
  • Seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh sprigs of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Rinse the chicken breasts under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Use a fork to mash the butter. Finely chop the fresh herbs. Chop the garlic. Mix the fresh herbs and the garlic into the softened butter. Divide the butter mixture into 4 equal parts.
  4. Carefully run your fingers between the chicken skin and breast meat, separating the two from each other to create a pocket.
  5. Using your hands, smear the herb butter mixture underneath the skin, making sure the butter mixture is evenly distributed on the chicken meat under the skin.
  6. Drizzle each stuffed breast with the juice from ½ of a lemon. Place the ½ lemon under each breast in the baking sheet.
  7. Drizzle each stuffed breast with olive oil.
  8. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Then move the baking sheet closer to the top of the oven and broil for just a minute or two to finish crisping the chicken skin.
  10. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  11. Garnish with fresh springs of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
  12. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme Roasted Chicken Breasts

Cleaned chicken…ready to go…

Cleaned Chicken Breasts

Mash the softened butter with a fork

Butter for Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme Roasted Chicken Breasts

 

 

If possible, use fresh herbs and fresh lemons in this recipe.  They really ramp up the flavor!

Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Chop the fresh herbs and garlic cloves and add them to the softened butter.  (You may want to check out my Success Secret for Chopping Fresh Herbs;  my Success Secret for Chopping Fresh Thyme;  and my Success Secret for Chopping Fresh Rosemary)

Butter and Herb Mixture

 

Using your fingers, make a pocket between the skin and meat on the chicken breast…

Make Pocket Under Skin of Chicken Breast

 

Stuff each pocket with 1/4 of the butter and herb mixture.

Butter and Herb Mixture Under Skin of Chicken Breast

 

Drizzle each chicken breast with the juice from 1/2 lemon.  Place each 1/2 lemon under each chicken breast.

Drizzle With Lemon Juice

Lemon Half Under Each Chicken Breast

 

Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Drizzle With Olive Oil

Sprinkle with Seasoned Salt and Pepper

 

Ready for the oven……

Ready for the Oven

 

Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Then finish under the broiler for a minute or two to add extra crispness to the skin.

Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before serving.  Garnish with fresh sprigs of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.

 Enjoy!!!

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Baked Chicken Breasts

Comments

  1. Mmmm,looks sooooo delish,I just pinned and re-pinned this,thanx for sharing :)

  2. Made this tonight in frigid Minnesota! Nothing to do right now besides cook and bake. It was amazing, great recipe!

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