Herb Baked Chicken Breasts

Baked Chicken With Herbs
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Ratings (7)
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
291 Calories
21g Fat
3g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 291
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 22g
Calcium 40mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Delicious baked chicken breasts are flavored with an herb, lemon, and garlic marinade. This marinade can also be used for grilled or broiled chicken.

Feel free to use your own combination of herbs.

Serving Suggestion: Serve the chicken with roasted or baked potatoes and steamed broccoli or green beans.


  • 4 to 6 chicken breast halves, bone-in

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced
  • green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
  • Grated zest of one lemon

Steps to Make It

  1. Put chicken in a large resealable plastic food storage bag.

  2. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Turn bag to coat chicken pieces well. Refrigerate and marinate for 2 to 4 hours, turning occasionally.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade and drain well; put the reserved marinade in a saucepan.

  5. Arrange chicken on a rack in a foil-lined baking dish or roaster. Bake for 35 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil; continue boiling over medium heat for 2 minutes.

  7. Brush the chicken with the marinade; turn and brush the other side and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes longer, basting several times before the chicken is done.

  8. Chicken should be browned and juices will run clear when pierced with a fork. Serves 4 to 6.