Baked Chicken Breasts With Garlic and Oregano

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This would be a very good last minute dinner to be served during the week. Served with steamed broccoli and pasta tossed with lots of chopped garlic and sautéed in olive oil, dash of hot pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.


  1. Trim off any excess fat from the chicken.
  2. Season the breast generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon oregano over each piece and rub with the crushed garlic.
  4. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and coat lightly with the olive oil.
  5. Pour the wine into a 12-inch baking dish.
  6. Place the chicken breast in the wine, skin side down, and marinate at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375°.
  8. Set the baking dish in the oven and bake the chicken 30 minutes.
  9. Turn skin side up and bake, basting with the pan juices every 10 minutes, for 25 to 35 minutes longer, until the skin is lightly browned and the chicken is cooked through but still juicy.
  10. Serve with any remaining pan juices spooned over the chicken.
Most Helpful

Great recipe I used a little more oregano no time to marinate basted while cooking and as a dark meat lover I might have a new love for chicken breast

linsjaa February 18, 2014

My chicken breasts had the bone, but were skinless. I used lime juice instead of lemon. I used 1 cup of wine instead of 3/4 so as to get lots of "sauce" Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. It was quite easy and didn't take too long for the prep. My chicken breasts were moist and juicy and tasty. Very good recipe. I will use it for company. The prep is done ahead of time and then during the first half hour of cooking I can give guests a drink and do the veggies during the second half. That gives me time to have a little happy hour with my guests before I have to do kitchen work. Thankyou BeckyF

Sheila in Canada December 31, 2009

very good, cooked it for longer than suggested. I used boneless, skinless chicken and marinated it for over 2 hours in the refrigerator so the flavor could seep in. After half an hour of cooking, I covered it with foil and raised the temperature about 50 degrees. helped keep it moist. my boyfriend loved it. it's a keeper!

skinnysexychef March 25, 2009