Garlic Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Total Time:
30 min
5 min
25 min

4 servings

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves stripped from stems
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning blend (recommended: Montreal Seasoning) or, coarse salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Arrange chicken in a baking dish, 9 by 13-inch. Add garlic, rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest and grill seasoning or salt and pepper to the dish. Toss and coat the chicken with all ingredients, then place in oven. Roast 20 minutes. Add wine and lemon juice to the dish and combine with pan juices. Return to oven and turn oven off. Let stand 5 minutes longer then remove chicken from the oven. Place baking dish on trivet and serve, spooning pan juices over the chicken pieces.

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    I feel like 20 minutes isn't enough time for the chicken to cook safely. I'm making it currently, and I don't have a meat thermometer. It didn't look done when I took it out of the oven and cut into it. So I put it back in, however, I feel like it's going to dry out. I'm super paranoid with undercooked chicken!! It smells amazing though!!
    Very nice and easy recipe. I pounded my chicken cutlet and it cooked faster and was very tender. Added extra garlic but had to use dried rosemary. Paired with a Pino Grigio, it was perfect!
    I need make more and diffent reipces I love Rachael ray because I have little time to cook week days
    Good fast, easy go-to recipe, perfect for busy weeknights. As usual with RR recipes I cut back on the oil and garlic as well as the grill seasoning because it is very strong and salty. I add the wine sooner so it has a chance to cook off its "raw" taste - even then I find it only needs about 2 Tablespoons because the dish creates a lot of liquid on its own plus you are adding the lemon juice afterward. Instead of chopping rosemary I just pull off 1 or 2 sprigs and leave the clusters of needles intact for easy removal. The flavor infuses without getting that "Christmas tree" taste from biting on it. I serve it with rice and spinach or green beans, the juices are yummy spooned over the plate. I'm thinking of adding a cornstarch slurry and finishing with butter to turn the juices into an actual sauce one of these times!
    Very yummy. I made this without the lemon and wine and it was so delicious. Next time I'll make sure to buy all of the items, but very happy with the results. :)
    I actually used chicken tenders. But I thought this recipe was very good. It was light but had a lot of flavor. It was great for a summer night. I don't measure my ingredients but followed the recipe closely and wouldn't change anything. Very tasty and will definitely make it again.
    My family absolutely loved this recipe. I took the advice of someone else's review and added quartered red potatoes and baby carrots to make a one dish dinner and it all turned out fabulous!!!!
    I have been making this recipe for years. It is a family favorite. As Rachael would say "Yum-O". The first time I made it my daughters said it was a "keeper".
    I have made this recipe a dozen times. My family and friends love it!!! Sometimes I use the chicken breast and sometimes I use BI thighs. When I only make 3 breasts, the 20 mins is long enough but, when I make more breasts or the thighs, I need some more time. Anyone who cooks worth a darn knows, NEVER follow the cooking time as set in stone. All ovens are different and so is the amount of meat you cook. Always check your internal temp and make sure juices run clear. DO NOT serve to your family just because it cooked for 20 mins. Thank you.
    Everyone enjoyed this dish. It was pretty tasty and juicy. I had bone-in chicken breasts, and I didn't cut them into pieces, so needed to bake this about 35 minutes. Recipe was simple, will make this again.
    Easy, yes. Tasty, don't know. I served raw chicken using this recipe, had to apologize to the family and spring for pizza. The pizza gets 4 stars. 
    20 minutes is not long enough to cook this safely.
    It is if you chop the chicken to the proper size and don't overfill the pan. I was skeptic, but done properly, this is an excellent, time efficient dinner.
    I've been making this recipe for years and it's always a hit in my house! I follow the recipe exactly except I throw in some carrots and potatoes with the chicken and cook on 350 for 45min. So good and you can't go wrong with one pot meals!! Yummo! Thanks RR!
    Wow! What a great weeknight recipe! I was super impressed by the flavor and ease of this recipe. You cant go wrong with this. I suggest pairing it with something that could soak up the juice. Perhaps angel hair, or Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pasta, or any type of rice will do the trick! My 1 and 6 yr old loved it and the hubby gave it 2 thumbs up!
    Easy, quick and really tasty.
    Made for some very picky eaters and they loved it! Had with garlic mashed potatos. Great dish to use my fresh rosemary from the garden.
    My 13 y/o made this with ease for dinner. It was delicious! Healthier eating doesn't have to be hard to be yummy.
    Made this for dinner tonight, was so good. Smelled great as is was cooking and tasted even better. Served it with rice that was perfect to soak up the sauce. Will be making this again soon. A must try.
    Thanks Bexley for fixing Grandma and Grandpa this wonderful meal...I love garlic, lemon and chicken..and the wine...When you put a bite in your mouth it exploded with all these flavors..Great recipe and cook...Love you Bexley...Grandpa
    Awesome and easy. My husband said that this was some of the best chicken he's ever had. I basically followed the recipe exactly with fresh rosemary from my herb garden. Great for company!
    I made this for dinner tonight for my wife and I and it turned out great! I did not have any fresh garlic so I used chopped up (out of a jar and that worked really well. I did not have any chicken stock or white wine but I did have champagne and that was really exceptional. The rosemary came fresh out of my garden and Wow what a fantastic punch. I followed the recipe with my minor substitutions and was very happy with the results. I?m adding this recipe to my favorites list and would recommend it to anyone who likes really great chicken in a short time. Who says a man can?t follow directions?.
    Delicious, tender, and flavorful. Fresh rosemary from our garden was my inspiration for cooking this recipe. I only made a single serving (hubby working tonight and used an 8x8 baking dish. I marinated the cutlets for about half an hour beforehand. Stayed pretty true to the recipe with these additions: I used a Spicy Montreal seasoning, added some red pepper flakes, and used chicken stock. Cooked the recommended time and spooned the sauce over the chicken after bringing it out of the oven. Served over whole grain Brown and Wild Rice. Poured the remaining pan sauce over chicken and rice. This dinner was only 476 calories! And soo tasty. Definitely a keeper.
    Loved it! Easy to prepare, delicious, smells good, my husband loved it so much he wants me to do it again soon!
    This is a very good chicken husband made this and the flavor was wonderful..garlicy, citrousy, and oh so moist (nothing worse than dry chicken..some white wine (to drinkto complement it..yum..will definately make again!!::
    One of our favorites -- always serve it the same way: with cream corn and steamed green beans - delicious!
    It tasted even better the 2nd time around. Just amazing!
    Made this twice, it was amazing. 1st time was best, I used small dark meat pieces. The second time was a bit dry, my fault for using giant, uncut breasts. Goes really well with carrots in OJ, brown sugar, and ginger, and sweet potato fries! I made the sauce with the wine and it was so good, would also recommend rice to go with the delicious sauce.
    Have fixed this twice. Was even better the second time.
    Delicious and even better that it was so simple! 
    Thirty minutes to delicious! This made for a fast family meal but would be company-worthy as well.
    Delicious! I used half the chicken and fresh rosemary, and it was great. Thanks RR :
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