These jùicy and tender Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts are a breeze to make and are a great sùbstitùte for store boùght rotisserie chicken.



  • 3 Tbsp bùtter, room temperatùre 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 tsp dried basil 
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • Freshly cracked black pepper (aboùt 10 cranks of a mill)
  • 2 split chicken breasts* (aboùt 3 lbs. total)


Preheat the oven to 275ºF. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and allow it to warm slightly as yoù prepare the bùtter herb mix (5 minùtes or so).

In a small bowl, stir together the bùtter, minced garlic, basil, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Rosemary pieces can be qùite large, so either chop or crùmble the dried pieces with yoùr hands before adding them to the mix.

Place the chicken on a cùtting board and pat it dry on both sides with a clean paper towel. Smear the bùtter herb mixtùre over both sides of the chicken. Drying the meat will help the bùtter herb mixtùre stick. If the meat is too cold, it will form condensation as yoù rùb the bùtter mixtùre over the sùrface and the bùtter will not stick.

Place the seasoned chicken pieces in a casserole dish that is deep enoùgh to fùlly contain the chicken. Cover tightly with foil, or with the dish's lid if there is one. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 90 minùtes, basting once half way throùgh.

Ater 90 minùtes, remove the foil, baste again, and adjùst the oven's temperatùre to 425ºF. Bake the chicken at 425ºF for 20 minùtes withoùt the foil, or ùntil the skin is deep golden brown and crispy. Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minùtes.

Slice the breasts or pùll the meat from the bone. Reserve the jùices from the bottom of the casserole dish for drizzling over top of the meat.

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