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

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice is as easy as it is delicious!

Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time and this great main dish will be dinner tonight.

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 boxes ( 6 oz each) Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe
  • 4 ounces canned sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 15 ounces Mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained
  • 2½ cups water
Instructions
  1. Spray dutch oven or baking pan with a lid with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place rice from both packages in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle rice with 1 of the seasoning packets from the rice mix.
  4. Place chicken tenders over the rice.
  5. Sprinkle the drained mushrooms over the chicken. Pour the mandarin oranges with juice over the chicken and mushrooms.
  6. Sprinkle top with the other seasoning packet.
  7. Add 2½ cups water.
  8. Cover with lid and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Ingredients

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Ingredients

 

Place rice in bottom of sprayed baking pan.  Sprinkle with 1 of the seasoning packets.

Wild Rice in Casserole

 

Place chicken over rice.

Chicken in Casserole

 

Add drained mushrooms, the mandarin oranges with juice and additional seasoning packet. 

Layer mandarin oranges and mushrooms

 

Pour 2 1/2 cups water over all.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Enjoy!  I paired this dish with Manfried Riesling. It was really wonderful!  This dry Riesling was the perfect pairing for this dish.

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Paired with Dry Riesling Wine

Be sure to try these Make Life Special recipes:

Nicole’s Mushroom Risotto

 

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends! 

Feta & Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken

Everyone is looking for healthy chicken recipes!   Here is a favorite recipes from Nicole….

Feta & Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2-4 handfuls of Spring Mix Salad
  • 2 handfuls of feta cheese
  • 1 handful of caramelized walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1 chicken breast, grilled and sliced
  • 2 -4 tablespoons of Cherry Vinaigrette ( store bought)
Instructions
  1. Layer Spring Mix, feta,flaxseed and walnuts.
  2. Top with chicken.
  3. Serve with Cherry Vinaigrette on the side.
  4. Enjoy!

And here is the EASY way to make those delicious caramelized walnuts!!!…….

Success Secret:  How to Make Caramelized Nuts

Cheese Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

Looking for easy chicken breast recipes? 

Cheese and Garden Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

Here is one of my chicken breast recipes that looks like you spent a lot of time making it —-but you didn’t.  This stuffed chicken breast recipe is great for easy entertaining or family dinner.  Feel free to substitute other kinds of cheese in the filling.  I like to use Boursin cheese in place of the Garden Vegetable cheese for a different taste.

 

Cheese & Garden Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small tub flavored cream cheese ( garlic and herb, chive and onion, or garden vegetable)
  • 1 cup Italian Style dried bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
Instructions
  1. Place one chicken breast each inside a gallon Ziplock bag, Flatten with a kitchen mallet.
  2. Place 1 or 2 tablespoons flavored cream cheese in center of each breast, roll up and secure with a toothpick. ( These can be flash frozen at this point and thawed and baked later. Check out my Success Secret under a separate post for flash freezing)
  3. Dip breasts first in melted butter and then in a mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Place in a greased 9 by 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes or until done.

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 small tub flavored cream cheese ( garlic and herb, chive and onion, or garden vegetable)

1 cup dried Italian style bread crumbs

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

4 tablespoons melted butter

Place each chicken breast inside a gallon Ziplock bag.  Flatten chicken breasts with the flat side of a kitchen mallet. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons cream cheese in center of each breast, roll up and secure with toothpicks.  (These can be flash frozen at this point and thawed and baked later.  Check out my Success Secret for Flash freezing under a separate post)

Dip breasts first in melted butter and then in a mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Place in a greased 9 by 13 pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until done.  Note:  You could flash freeze the stuffed chicken breasts before baking to use at a later time.  Check out my Success Secret:  Flash Freezing for the easy step by step how-to info.

Remove from oven and serve.

Remember – Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

 

Chicken Pizza – Chicken Breast Recipes

Easy Chicken Breast Recipes are Great For Week Night Dinners or Easy Entertaining!

Are you looking for some easy chicken breast recipes?  Every busy cook needs easy “go-to” recipes and this one fits the bill.  I like to always stock frozen chicken breasts in the freezer so I have the ingredients on hand for several easy chicken breast recipes.   My friend, Beth, gave me this recipe for Chicken Pizza several years ago.  It’s another quick and easy week night dinner.  A salad and hot cheesy garlic bread rounds out the meal. Hope you enjoy it!

This recipe only has FOUR ingredients and it a perfect Make Life Special recipe.  Not only are there very few ingredients – but they are readily available at all local grocery stores.  

 

Chicken Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Main Dish - Chicken
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs ( I use Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs)
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese or Provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Roll the chicken breasts in the seasoned bread crumbs.
  2. Place in baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over the top.
  3. Place mozzarella or provolone cheese slices on top.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until chicken is done and the cheese is melted.

Directions:

Roll chicken breasts in seasoned bread crumbs.

 

Place in baking dish.  Pour spaghetti sauce over the chicken breasts.

 

Place cheese slices on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until chicken is done and the cheese is melted.

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Chicken Pizza

Remember…”Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

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