One of my favorite recipes is our Rosemary Garlic Chicken recipe on a cast iron skillet that I hope you have already tried and loved as much as we do! If you haven’t made it, jump over there and make it quick! This will always go down as one of the best recipes we have ever made. Spence said it tastes like a high end restaurant.
We started playing a bit more with our chicken recipes lately and created Rosemary Thyme Chicken for three reasons:
We love the taste of those two herbs combined in recipes
Jason has a ton already growing like crazy in his garden
It only takes a minute to put the ingredients together, and 30 minutes to marinade
Fast, Easy, and Delicious! My favorite elements of a recipe!
A recipe is coming very soon for Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic Chicken! We need to combine the best of both recipes into one and I can almost bet it might beat out our classics!
Rosemary, Thyme and even more Herbs
We use fresh herbs a lot, so when spring hits, we are planting early to allow to harvest as soon as possible. Everyone can plant herbs to use in their garden!
We live in a neighborhood that has a strict HOA, so we do not have the large, raised beds that we would like so we plant them in large pots on our deck (buy them at a TJ Maxx, Homegoods or the like to get the best prices!) A couple of years ago, Jason wanted to see if he could over-winter some and planted them by our lamp post in the front yard. Personally, I thought he was crazy, but they have done fabulous and he has been able to overwinter many herbs. So for about 8 – 9 months of the year, we can harvest herbs in Northern Virginia.
So maybe you can’t or don’t want to grow your own herbs, which is great as well! Your grocery store will often sell the live plants in addition to the pre-cut herbs in the plastic containers that you find by the vegetables. You can get herbs that are much fresher and will last much longer for less money!!
How to Strip Thyme Leaves from the Stem
Here is a quick video of a girl that I think is adorable showing you how to take those pesky thyme leaves off!!! Yes, there is a trick and once you learn it, it makes it so much more enjoyable and you will use thyme more often!
30 Minute Chicken Marinade – 3 Ingredients!
I can’t get enough of 30 or even 60 minute marinades. They are quick, easy and make it simple for me to create homemade meals in no time without sacrificing flavor. This one is super simple!!! You will love it! Combine ¼ cup olive oil, 2-3 tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary, 2-3 tbsp of fresh chopped thyme and add your 4 chicken breasts in a gallon zip lock bag. Move it all around and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
How Long Do You Grill Chicken Breasts
Set the grill to 375 degrees. If you have a kamado grill, remove the plate setter and use direct heat. For gas grills, just turn it on and dial in the temperature.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and place them on the grill. I really enjoy using GrillGrates for the excellent job this accessory does with creating sear marks. Not only do they look great, the flavoring of the sear is outstanding!
Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts will grill very quickly. Depending on their thickness, estimate 5-7 minutes per side. Always check the temperature though, and make sure it reaches 165 degrees.
What Do You Serve With Fresh Grilled Rosemary Thyme Chicken
This recipe goes so well with bacon wrapped asparagus, steakhouse potatoes or even grilled brussel sprouts kebabs!!!
Rosemary Thyme Chicken – 30 Minute Marinade
- 4 Chicken Breasts
For the 30 Minute Marinade
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- 2-3 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
- 2-3 tbsp Fresh Thyme
Prepare the Marinade
- Combine marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag and add in the chicken
- Work the marinade around the chicken to ensure uniform coverage
- Let sit for 30 minutes
Grill the Rosemary Thyme Chicken
- Set the Grill to 375 degrees
- Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade
- Place chicken breasts on the grill and cook for about 7 minutes on each side
- Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees before serving