Marinated Rosemary Chicken


This is a wonderful way to fix your Sunday roasted chicken using all of those great fresh herbs from the garden - just plan ahead!

6 to 8 servings


  • 2 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken

  • 2 bunches fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh thyme

  • 6 tablespoons dried rosemary

  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest

  • 12 cloves crushed garlic

  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup white wine


  1. To Make Marinade: In a food processor blend together the parsley, thyme, rosemary, lemon zest, garlic, pepper, oil and wine. Run processor until ingredients are mixed all together and mixture is smooth.

  2. Remove first two wing joints of chickens and truss with twine so that the legs are held tightly against the bodies. Rub marinade both inside the cavity and all over the outside, making sure to get a little under the skin of the breasts. Place chickens in a glass dish, breast side up, and pack remaining marinade on top of the breast and around the legs. Cover dish and marinate in refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove chickens from marinade dish, discarding any remaining marinade. Place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until chickens are no longer pink inside and their juices run clear.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

744 Calories
56g Fat
8g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 744
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 602mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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