Rosemary Chicken or Turkey

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Enjoy this super simple and yummy Rosemary Chicken (or Turkey) Recipe for your next healthy holiday meal (or any meal for that matter!)

Are you looking for a quick and easy solution for your main dish for your next holiday meal? This Rosemary Chicken or Turkey recipe is a great low-carb, low-fat main dish for the 17 Day Diet.

This is my featured main dish over at my Healthy Holiday Menu with Recipes blog post.


There’s something comforting about having a full turkey roasting in the oven all day for Thanksgiving.

A fresh whole turkey in the oven is divine!

It can be a little intimidating at first, but once you do it a few times, it is super simple.

If you’d rather keep it simple and use chicken or turkey breasts instead, here’s a flavorful and super easy recipe to get a bird on the table without all the extra fuss.

Roasted Chicken or Turkey is perfect for any holiday meal.

The secret here is the herbs and lemon juice!

The lemon juice gives it a little freshness while the fresh herbs give it a nice woodiness.

Lemon and herbs make any dish fantastic!

This dish is perfect for your main entree for any holiday meal.

To be quite honest, it’s an easy way to get dinner on the table any time of the year! Enjoy!

Holiday Side Dish Recipes to Serve with This Entree

If you enjoy this recipe, you may want to try my other healthy holiday side dish recipes to serve alongside this entree.

These recipes are featured in my Healthy Holiday Menu with Recipes.

Rosemary Chicken or Turkey for your next holiday meal

Roasted Chicken or Turkey is perfect for any holiday meal.

Rosemary Chicken or Turkey

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is an easy way to get a bird on the table without having to bake all day long!


  • 4 chicken or turkey breasts
  • Juice of one lemon (reserve a few teaspoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of lemon zest (reserve zest for garnish)
  • 4 teaspoon Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Marinate chicken in lemon juice, salt, rosemary and sage in a large bowl. Set aside
  3. Mix the onion and garlic powder together in shallow bowl or plate.
  4. Add Olive Oil to baking dish.
  5. Place the chicken in the baking dish and sprinkle the onion and garlic powders onto the chicken.
  6. If you have any leftover rosemary and sage from the marinade, sprinkle over the chicken.
  7. Bake chicken for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Sprinkle chicken with reserved lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and lemon slices and zest.

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2 thoughts on “Rosemary Chicken or Turkey”

  1. Hi! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I do have a question, though. It says to marinate the chicken with the lemon juice, salt and rosemary. How long do I marinate it for? Also, the juice of one lemon hardly seems like enough to marinate 4 chicken breasts, especially after reserving a few teaspoons. Am I missing something?

    • Megan, you can marinate for UP TO a few hours if you want. The juice of 1 lemon should be enough, assuming the lemon is juicy! You don’t want your chicken drowning in lemon juice, but you want enough to be able to coat the chicken and give it the essence of lemon rather than the “flavor” of lemon (if you put chicken in a large zip lock bag and squish it around with the juice, that should do the trick).


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