Garlic Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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 love this recipe, I'm making it again right now! 20 minutes has been plenty of time for the chicken to cook each time I have made this, but I think it you were working with  a really thick piece of chicken you would want to leave it in longer. Anyway, it's simple, quick, and delicious! Also it goes with pretty much any standard side you can think of, so kind of whatever you have laying around will do just fine! Sometimes I go get a vegetable, but tonight we're having it over wild rice, yum!  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just pulled this out of the oven and found myself with both my sons repeatedly "taste testing" it until an entire chicken breast was gone...Great flavor and definitely a repeat recipe!! Cooking time was definitely longer than 20 minutes but I also cooked double the amount of chicken called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I need make more and diffent reipces I love Rachael ray because I have little time to cook week days item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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". item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, quick and really tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 13 y/o made this with ease for dinner. It was delicious! Healthier eating doesn't have to be hard to be yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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…. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Easy to prepare, delicious, smells good, my husband loved it so much he wants me to do it again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good chicken dish..my 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!!:: item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of our favorites -- always serve it the same way: with cream corn and steamed green beans - delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted even better the 2nd time around. Just amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have fixed this twice. Was even better the second time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and even better that it was so simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thirty minutes to delicious! This made for a fast family meal but would be company-worthy as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I used half the chicken and fresh rosemary, and it was great. Thanks RR : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing!!! Who needs to eat out when this is so easy and tastes so great!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Used only about a pound of chicken as there were only two of us, but the same amount of everything else. Also, accidentally gave the garlic a rough chop before seeing it was only supposed to me put in whole. This was amazing! I will make this again as it was so easy and juicy and flavorful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE THIS RECIPE! I'm not big on wine in my foods...just a personal taste...so I use the chicken broth. I also use DURKEE brand Grill Creations St. Louis Style Chicken & Rib Rub....it's TO DIE FOR! I don't understand why some have said this lacks flavor...Everything combined IS PERFECT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! Make sure to serve with some rice or quinoa to soak up the yummy sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best meals I ever cooked! I have made this twice. It is easy to make and looks very nice over rice with some rosemary garnish on the side. I would even consider making it for company. You can't go wrong with this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The smell was great but the taste was a little too over powering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this a few times. we love it. i let it marinade for and hour or so. i add more garlic than it calls for (double. (my family loves garlic and a little more lemon juice. first time i made it, thought it lacked some flavor. Added red pepper flakes to spice it up! it was tasty. still needs a little something, just trying to figure it out. served with aritchokes and dip them in the pan sauce. very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made two modifications, first off I have marinated the chicken for few hours and grilled it for couple of minutes to get nice grill marks, other than that I have followed the receipe fairly closely but using red wine (didn't have white open. The chicken was good, tender and had decent taste, however the sauce was mostly sour and the flavour left lots to be desired. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and so easy to prepare. I think it would be terrific served like a Greek pita with tzaziki sauce, yum. Look forward to making again maybe with an Italian or Mexican twist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a quick and easy recipe. I used about half of the rosemary and cut back on the amount of chicken just a bit. I used the wine. I feel that this recipe lacked a ton of flavor. I added salt and parmesean cheese at the end for taste, but feel like marinating the chicken next time may help with flavor and add some moisture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to make, and it didn't take long. I used rosemary from my spice rack instead, and next time I will use less. I used white cooking wine instead. I will omit the zest next time. Other than this, the chicken was tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to cook.ilovet, item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was WONDERFUL! I especially liked that I could manipulate the chicken fat, seeing as how I am a picky meat eater. I also cooked at 375 at a longer time limit, I used wine (pinot grigio instead of chicken broth and it turned out wonderful YUM! My favorite dish so far item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quite good .. but I think I'll brown the chicken first, then bake. I over cooked it a bit as I thought it wasn't done. Didn't make the sauce, but would make the dish again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy, very tasty! I cooked mine at a lower temperature (375) for longer, as I was roasting potatoes at the same time. The chicken was moist and wonderful. I was worried about drying it out if I had cooked it at the high temperature it called for. I didn't use wine or broth and it still turned out amazing (I won't bother adding it next time either). Next time I'll use slightly less rosemary, and I think I might try browning my chicken a little. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I used montreal seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great simple recipe. My husband is very picky and even he enjoyed it. His exact quote: "Mmmm, lemony fresh!" That pretty much sums it up.. A bit on the dry side, however, that may have been my fault, still learning the culinary ropes here! Can't wait to make this again though. =) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe according to directions and it was AMAZING. My husband actually asked me if we could make it again the next night! One thing that I did do (after everything was done cooking was take all the lemon/chicken juices and turn them into a gravy with a little butter and flour. Again, it was fantastic. My son tried to drink the gravy off his plate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
dunno how much an eyeball of evvo is, anyone help? item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best chicken receipes that I've tried. I omitted some things such as black pepper and lemon zest and Montreal Seasoning and chicken broth or wine. For seasoning I used 1/2 teas.-1 teas. onion powder with 3/4 tablespoon of paprika for seasoning chicken and pan sauted chicken with lid on then off to finish. It was a wonderful flavor. Thanks Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and cooked in no time. Definitely will make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very great tasty chiken .. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe! I always make extra for chicken on a salad. All my neighbors make this recipe too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
RUDYSPICE Check it out... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good fast, tasty food. BTW, what's the stoush between RR and Anthony Bourdain all about? He often talks about her in his shows! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As someone who rarely cooks, I jumped on the site to find something I could whip up really quick since I had some chicken breasts on hand. This recipe was really easy to make and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, made this with fresh rosemary and oregano from my herb garden, baked it at 400 degrees for 45 min. and basted a couple of times. Great with buttered noodles, the sauce is very rich and tasty. Definitely a do again recipe-5 minutes of prep and pop it in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and so easy to make. I'm not much of a cook (or at least, not a great cook as I can hardly follow a recipe but I was able to make this and it was huge hit. The chicken turned out perfect - moist and flavorful. I accidently put my lemon juice in with the chicken before I out into the oven so I added a little more (maybe a tablespoon when I added the chicken broth. The recipe is fool proof and great if you tend to overcook chicken because you just can't mess this one up. Overall, it was very easy, very quick and delicious! I served the entree with RR's Pesto-Smashed Potatoes (also very easy and tasty, RR's Southen Green Beans, a green salad and RR's Quick Chocolate Banana Cream Pie for dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very enjoyable. I added some sliced sundried tomatoes and I am glad I did as they added alot of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe and followed it exactly - with no tweaks. The chicken was great with mashed potatoes for dinner and excellent the next day chopped up in a salad for lunch. Great recipe! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken was a good, easy, weeknight meal. I used boneless breasts and thighs and dried rosemary and threw in a little dried thyme too. Next time I think I will brown the chicken first to add a little more flavor and maybe throw some dijon mustard or marsala wine in the chicken stock/lemon mixture. I'm on a low carb diet, so I paired this with some roasted veggies, but the sauce would be great on rice with some crusty bread for dipping! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was very simple. I've never used fresh rosemary before, it's amazing the difference when using a fresh herb! I would make it again and not change anything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor was good and it was super easy to make. It didn't, however, blow me away. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I kept the chicken breasts whole and they came out pretty tender. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best chicken I've ever made. The recipe is very easy to follow (low maintenance) and the chicken comes out very moist and incredibly flavorful. The sauce is amazing. I was spooning it over everything in sight. Make sure you use the steak seasoning instead of just s&p, though. I think it made a big difference i flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight for my roommate and a friend. It was such a big hit! I was even late getting home from work and this recipe was so easy and quick. There was only enough left overs for one person to take for lunch the next day, so there may be a fight. We had it with green bean casserole and some locally grown corn on the cob. YUM! This is definitely going into my rotation of recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this dish was so simple n the lemon keeps the chicken nice n moist, n the rosemary n garlic of course r awesome together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this last night, follwing recipe exactly. I found the chicken was very bland, and the fished dish fairly watery, lacking taste and not a strong presence of rosemary or lemon. It also needs some salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe- I had everything onhand and it came out perfect! We used the juice to cook the green beans and it was delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this chicken. I used tenderloin chunks and boneless thigh chunks the first time I cooked it and it was absolutely divine. Cooked it again with tenderloins only. I didn't have a lemon, so I skipped the zest and added concentrated lemon juice and chicken stock at the end. Also, I used Montreal Chicken for the seasoning and a couple of stems of fresh rosemary. This chicken is divine! Thanks Rache! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love to entertain with this dish. it takes no time at all to prep and cook so i can visit with my guests instead of being chained to the kitchen. the chicken is always juicy and serves up looking far more complicated than it is. a no-miss! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved it only thing is next time we will reduce the amount of rosemary. will be making it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meal was SO QUICK and EASY!!! I coudln't believe the amount of flavor this dish had in it to be so easy. My family loved it and my husband couldn't get over how juicy the meat was. If you don't like Rosemary this dish is not for you ..... my 5 year old even ate it...WOW!!! Way to go Rachel!!!!! Keep up the good work!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was super easy and soooo good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is definitely my go-to recipe now. I make the recipe as written (with chicken stock), and it is easily my fiance's favorite. It goes well with the pesto mashed potatoes from the same episode (yes - the pesto makes them oddly colored, but the taste is worth it), or just pesto with pasta depending on what I have on hand. Super easy and satisfying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't believe the taste oif this chicken, it's amazing that after 20mins something could be so tasty. It is a life saver in our house. LOVE IT!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this allot and it save my day... My Husband didint wont to eat ed but just a second a put a piece in his mouth and love it then he ask me for more...Jajajajaj... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a really good meal we had it with scalloped potatos and green beans.We used poultry seasoning instead of grill seasoning. We agree with a little less rosmary and a little more garlic like some of the other comments we used mondavi chardonnay it was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
cut down on the rosemary, waytoo much. chicken broth, not wine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to make and yummy. It was very juicy. Full of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this receipe but mines even more. Instead of roasting it in the oven, I cooked it in the skillet for color and added italian seasoning instead since I didn't have just rosemary. I used about one lemon for each breast and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and so tasty. Had chicken breasts and wanted something a bit different. It's amazingly simple. Next time I might throw in a little fresh thyme along with the rosemary. This is definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken was good, thought it was going to be a little more juicier. I did like the recipe, I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken. Chicken had a little to much pepper ( i used the montreal steak seasoning, might go with Kick'n Chicken seasoning I bought from Sam's club next time). I did not have rosemary so i just used parsley for looks. This was a good easy way to cook chicken, will definetly make again this way, maybe tweek it a little bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i stared cooking at the age of 4 and now im 10 i love cooking. im not you average kid item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is so good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachel, as always, makes..even me (60 y/o guy)...appear competent in the kitchen. My 17 y/o daughter went back for thirds! Thanks again! Bob Guynn Prospect, CT item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very flavorful dish .. I did follow the advice of someone & sauteed the chicken for a little color before roasting .. went wonderfully with some mashed potatoes .. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe loosely - halved the recipe, didn't eyeballed measurements, used less lemon juice, and didn't add wine at the end - and this turned out beautifully. So easy! This recipe will definitely be a new staple in my kitchen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so excited to prepare this recipe for my husband's 62nd birthday. I made yukon gold mashed potatoes with beautiful vegetables, and of course a bottle of Champagne. I am a pretty good cook, and I love sharing meals with friends and family. I was so sad that this was not at all what I expected. It looked nothing like the photo, had far too much garlic and rosemary, and I guess I was hoping for something a little more sophisticated. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was really good but the next time i make it i am going to add less rosemary. Other than that, the chicken was great. i will definately make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you sear it in a skillet first to give it some color, then follow the recipe by adding all the ingredients, and bake at a lower temp, like 350 for 20-30 minutes, then its the perfect dish for company or family. We serve it with mashed potatoes and french bread, because the bread tastes so good dipped in the juices! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS WAS SO GOOD! As usual i needed something different to do to chicken so I tried this on chicken legs since it was all I had. I seasoned the chicken with salt ,pepper and a little garlic powder....cooked for 20 min took it out then added the chopped garlic,evoo,lemon zest and juice, put it back in for 10 min then added the wine and a bit more evoo so the alcohol wouldnt burn.... it was VERY YUMMY...A MUST TRY DISH!! ALL THE CHICKEN WAS GONE WHEN I WENT BACK FOR MORE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great quick meal. I love the lemmon zest on the chicken breast. it gave it that extra zing. and it tasted even better the next day for left overs! I paired it with mashed Potates! Will definitly make again. Thanks Rach! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must have had a lot of moisture in the chicken breasts - used the correct temp - chicken was cooked in 20 minutes - but it seemed more steamed rather than roasted. Will try recipe again - but instead will sear in a skillet to get the chicken brown on the outside. Served over a Giada recipe of zucchini pasta - just cut the chicken in to little bite sized pieces and tossed it together with the pasta (jalapeno linguini)...very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. It was easy to make and it did not take too long. It is also a kid pleaser in my house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served this dish for company last week and received so many compliments. Had to give this recipe to one of my friends. Thanks Rachael. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipie is full of flavor - I love it! Great quick chicken dish that I can make when I come home from work. I will make this recipie again and again. Thanks Rachael! :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to third the recipe so my measurements were not exact. I think this is a great change to just everyday grilled or baked chicken. It's fast and easy and tastes great. I had roasted potatoes and sauted spinach on the side and the whole meal was great. Even my "keep everything plain" hubby liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I find it interesting that you modified the recipe, then critiqued it. Grill marks aren't necessary for 'roast' chicken. Follow the original recipe, it is excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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