Succulent Roasted Chicken Breasts


Succulent, roasted chicken breasts

This is the easiest recipe for healthy and tasty roasted chicken that I’ve ever found. It’s based on Mediterranean principles, so it does use a liberal amount of extra virgin olive oil. However, if you remove the skin before eating, you won’t be consuming most of that fat.

We have these at least once a week at our house, and they make great leftovers or a moist chicken salad or chicken for soup.

It only requires a few ingredients:

  • two to six large chicken breasts with skin and bone
  • about a half cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried rosemary

That’s it. Oh, and about an hour of time.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

imageLine a shallow baking pan with foil and spritz with non-stick cooking spray.

Place the rinsed and dried chicken breasts evenly on the pan.

imageDrizzle with the olive oil. If you want an evenly browned and crisped skin, rub it across the skin with your fingers or the back of a tablespoon.


Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, garlic power, and onion powder.

imageTake about a tablespoon of dried rosemary in your hand and crunch it up to make smaller pieces and release the fragrance and flavor. Sprinkle across the chicken.

imagePop it in the preheated oven for about an hour – and you have a sizzling, succulent main dish!

5 thoughts on “Succulent Roasted Chicken Breasts

    • Aw, geez…sorry about that Blackbird! 🙂 It’s nice and chilly here but I totally get why you don’t want to turn on the oven in the heat. If it helps, the chicken works good on the grill too. 🙂 Just throw it all together in a bag and let it sit in the fridge a bit, then throw it in a hot grill, turn down to medium, and grill for 30 – 45 min. It works great like that too.

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      • I’ll think about it. We’ve been all eating sandwiches for days now because I really haven’t had the courage to go near the stove lol.

        I make good sammiches, no one complains… much… 😛


    • I hope you enjoy it. I love it because it not only tastes good, but it’s also so, so easy to prepare (as long as you have an hour’s time before needing to eat, to let it roast in the oven). Thanks for the comment! 🙂

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