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Roasted Garlic and Oregano Chicken Breasts


Roasted Garlic and Oregano Chicken Breasts

Roasted Garlic and Oregano Chicken Breasts

Photo: Diana Rattray
Bone-in chicken breasts make a wonderful meal, roasted to perfection with garlic, herbs, and a little olive oil. Serve these flavorful chicken breasts with baked or mashed potatoes and greens or your favorite vegetables.

These chicken breasts are perfect for any night of the week, and they make a great Sunday dinner as well.

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves, with skin
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, mashed and finely minced
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • dash black pepper


Heat the oven to 450°.

Spray a baking pan or jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Wash the chicken breasts and pat dry.

combine the olive oil, oregano, mashed minced garlic, salt, and cayenne and black peppers. Stir to make a paste; spread some under the skin of the chicken and the rest over the skin.

Arrange on the baking sheet, skin side up. Roast for 35 minutes, or until they register about 165° in the thickest part of the meat without touching bone.

Serves 4.

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