Want a different take on chicken? This simple herb roasted chicken breast is the perfect budget-friendly dinner. Make ahead and freeze for busy weeknights!

The price of meat just keeps going up. This often means that in order to keep our meal plans budget friendly, we have to be more creative about using less expensive cuts of meat. Of course we still want whatever we make to taste amazing! This simple herb roasted chicken breast recipe is a perfect fit–easy, delicious, freezer-friendly, and made with bone-in chicken breasts or thighs, which tend to be much cheaper than their boneless counterparts.

To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required! Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated at room temperature. And don’t let the simplicity of the recipe fool you–this is another moist & flavorful meal that your family will absolutely go crazy for!

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

Assemble all the ingredients for herb roasted chicken: Olive oil, onion, chicken, fresh and dried herbs.

Here is what you need:

1 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons dried onion
4 cloves garlic crushed
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon sage
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoon season salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
8 bone-in chicken breasts or thighs

Crush fresh garlic using a garlic press.

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Step 1: Crush garlic.

Compose the sauce by whisking together herbs, garlic, olive oil and seasonings in a bowl.

Step 2: In a medium size bowl, prepare the basting sauce by combining olive oil, broth, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, salt, pepper & parsley.

This herb roasted chicken is great for freezing! Simply divide the mixture into freezer bags and label.

Step 3: Be sure to label bags first then divide mixture into the 2 bags. Then add chicken to bags with basting sauce, massage basting sauce around chicken then freeze.

Thaw the herb marinated chicken in a shallow glass baking dish when you're ready to make this dinner.

Step 5: Thaw chicken and cook in shallow baking dish. Cover with tinfoil.

Herb roasted chicken cooks up juicy, tender and super flavorful.

Step 6: Roast at 425 degrees F, if desired baste occasionally with pan drippings, cook for about 45-60 minutes, until meat is fully cooked. (Use a meat thermometer to be safe!) Once cooked,plate on a warm platter and spoon pan juices over top.

Tip: To make a complete meal, roast potatoes at the same time you are roasting the chicken. Toss potatoes in olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and parsley.Roast uncovered on baking sheet.

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Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

This super flavorful chicken recipe is sure to be a new family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons dried onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 8 bone-in chicken breasts or thighs with or without skin

Instructions

  1. Crush garlic.
  2. In a medium size bowl, prepare the basting sauce by combining olive oil, broth, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, salt, pepper & parsley.
  3. Be sure to label bags first then divide mixture into the 2 bags. Then add chicken to bags with basting sauce, massage basting sauce around chicken then freeze
  4. Thaw chicken and cook in shallow baking dish. Cover with tinfoil.
  5. Roast at 425 degrees F, if desired baste occasionally with pan drippings, cook for about 45-60 minutes. (Use a meat thermometer to be safe!)  Once cooked,plate on a warm platter and spoon pan juices over top.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Roast potatoes at the same time. Toss potatoes in olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and parsley. Roast uncovered on baking sheet.

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Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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