Roasted Rosemary Chicken

Fall has finally arrived. There is a crisp coolness to the air and I love it. Not only does it mean that the leaves will start changing, fires will start crackling and my favorite holidays are coming up, but it also means that comfort food season is finally upon us. For me, one of my favorite things to make this time of year is roasted chicken. So when I realized I had some rosemary I needed to use, Roasted Rosemary Chicken seemed like the natural choice.

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs.  It is commonly used with beef and lamb but I also happen love it with chicken. Not only do I love the taste of rosemary, it’s wonderful pine-like scent leaves my house smelling wonderful.

Just a note: I really like to let this marinate for a while  to get the full flavor of the rosemary. I mention this so that if you try it you can plan ahead.  I marinated mine for 3 hours.

Roasted Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped (plus more for garnishing, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (about 4 chicken thighs), rinsed and pat dry
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt



In a bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, rosemary and vinegar.


Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl or dish to marinade in. Pour rosemary marinade over the top of the chicken. Cover and marinate for at least 3 hours.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Transfer chicken to glass baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.


Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh rosemary. Serve.


I serve this with roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans with onions and mushrooms for a truly comforting meal. Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    October 29, 2009 at 3:55 am

    I made this last night, and it came out so good! I prepared the marinade the night before and I let the chicken marinate in the mixture overnight. Delicious! It was a big hit with the husband :)

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      October 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Safoora! I am glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed it :)

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    September 29, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I love the combination of chicken and rosemary! My honey only likes dark meat and I usually cook my thighs in the slow cooker but this sounds like a great way too. I can’t wait to try it!

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    September 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    chicken and rosemary go well together..

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    September 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

    oohh, we´ve already had dinner over here in Holland, but I would love to eat this chicken right now. I also love this new season! Here the leaves are already starting to show us their warm red and yellow colours. Have fun, and greetings!