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.

Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken on a parchment lined pan

Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken


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Chicken is everyone’s favorite go-to dinner recipe. There are thousands of delicious chicken recipes out there, like Chicken Broccoli Rice CasseroleCreamy Garlic Chicken Marsala and Perfect Chicken Parmesan!

But it doesn’t really get much simpler than Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken, making it perfect for busy weeknights!

How to Make Baked Rosemary Chicken

This chicken recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a zippered bag.
  2. Toss with the chicken and refrigerate.
  3. Bake until golden and crispy!

During the summer months just toss the chicken on the grill instead of the oven for an easy grilled rosemary chicken!

Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken pieces

What to Serve With It

Make up a batch of garlic mashed potatoes, some jalapeno cornbread, and a nice strawberry spinach salad and you’ll have the most delicious dinner.

Double this recipe for lots of leftovers. They are perfect for chicken salad sandwiches or added to a chicken pasta salad.

Tips for Success

To make quick work of this recipe there a few kitchen tools  to make Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken:

  • The longer you allow the chicken to marinade, the stronger the lemon rosemary flavor will be!
  • When baking the chicken line the baking sheet with parchment paper so it doesn’t stick and it makes for easy cleanup!
  • Lemon zest has so much citrus flavor and really compliments the citrus aspect of this recipe. If you don’t have a lemon zester use the smallest holes on your cheese grater to get a fine zest.

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Oven-baked rosemary chicken on parchment paper with rosemary
2.15 from 7 votes
Servings: 6 servings
Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
Author: Krissy Allori
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked rosemary chicken, rosemary chicken

Chicken is marinated in a flavorful lemon rosemary olive oil marinade for this delicious meal!

  • 3 pounds chicken bone in, skin on
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  1. Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.

  2. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 576, Fat: 43g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 170mg, Sodium: 547mg, Potassium: 461mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 42g, Vitamin A: 320%, Vitamin C: 13.8%, Calcium: 33%, Iron: 2.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken pieces on parchment paper baked with lemons.

Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken pieces on parchment paper
Oven Baked Rosemary Chicken pieces baked till golden on parchment paper

Krissy Allori

Krissy is married to the Leftover King, has two food-loving kids, and lives on a 10 acre farm with 5 goats, 22 chickens, and one barn cat named Barn Cat. Krissy left a life in the suburbs and a career in the high tech industry that spanned almost two decades to devote all of her time and energy to her family, recipe creation, photography, and eating. You can find hundreds of delicious recipes on her blog, Self Proclaimed Foodie, and you can read about her farming adventures and mishaps on her new, more personal blog, Ten Acre Baker.

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