Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken
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Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken is a healthy dinner option that uses bone-in and skin-on chicken pieces that have been marinated in a flavorful lemon rosemary olive oil marinade.
Because of the olive oil and skin, the chicken pieces bake to golden perfection and the meat is both moist and packed with that lemon rosemary flavor.
Your entire family will love this easy dinner recipe.
Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken
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Chicken is everyone’s favorite go-to dinner recipe. There are thousands a delicious chicken recipes out there. Recipes like Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala and Perfect Chicken Parmesan are at the top of my list when I’m wanting to serve my family chicken.
But it doesn’t really get much more simple and easy than Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken. And easy is the name of the game when we’re all looking for something to make on a busy weeknight!
All you need to do is make a quick marinade out of lemon, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper. Then, combine the marinade with the chicken in an air tight container or bag, refrigerate, and then it’s ready to bake!
The lemon and rosemary are such a great combination, especially when making oven baked chicken. We make rosemary chicken like this all year long, but during the summer months you can just as easily cook the chicken on the grill instead of the oven so that you don’t heat up your kitchen unnecessarily.
Make up a batch of buttermilk mashed potatoes, some corn on the cob, and a nice green salad and you’ll have the most delicious dinner. I usually like to double this recipe so that I can use the leftover meat to make an easy chicken salad for the kids’ lunches and then I’ll use the leftover skin and bones to make a nice bone broth. It’s the dinner that keeps on giving!
Kitchen tools needed to make Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken:
- Every home cook needs a good quality lemon zester. The zest has so much citrus flavor and really compliments the citrus aspect of this recipe.
- A lemon press or citrus squeezer is a great tool to have to get all of the juice out of the lemon. They work equally as well on oranges and limes too.
- Plastic storage bags or glass storage containers to hold the chicken and marinade. The longer you allow it to marinade, the stronger the lemon rosemary flavor will be!
- I like to bake the chicken on a traditional baking sheet. I will usually line with parchment paper so that the chicken doesn’t stick and it makes for easy clean up!
Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken is a healthy dinner option that uses bone-in and skin-on chicken pieces that have been marinated in a flavorful lemon rosemary olive oil marinade. Your entire family will love this easy dinner recipe.
- 3 pounds chicken bone in, skin on
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 4 cloves garlic minced
Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.
When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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