Zesty Herb and Tomato Oven Baked Chicken

What is Zesty Herb and Tomato Chicken?
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I love chicken. Having said that, I really enjoy chicken with a bit of zip and zest to it. I have been in restaurants and have ordered chicken with tomatoes, onions, and lemon. There is just something intriguing about this combination of flavours.

Of course, being the curious creature that I am, I decided to reproduce the dish. My friends, the outcome was simply out of this world. When I served it up at a my dinner party, and my guest went wild. There wasn’t a scrap left on any of the plates.

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Zesty Herb and Tomato Oven Baked Chicken

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 35 min Total Time 45 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 380 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Herb and tomato chicken is a bold and zesty dish. I use a combination of herbs and spices to dress up the dish. I then lay it over and bed of red onions, place some cherry tomatoes over the top, and bake it in the oven. The outcome is to die for. 



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  1. Place the chicken on a flat surface and cover with cling wrap. Pound with a meat tenderizer until about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.

  2. Put the chicken in a bowl and add in the paprika, thyme, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil,  salt, and pepper. Toss until well coated and combined. 

  3. Place the onion into a baking dish so it forms a bed. Lay the chicken over the top followed by the tomatoes. Cover with aluminum foil. 

  4. Place the chicken dish into a 425 degree F or 205 C preheated oven for about 20 minutes. 

  5. Remove the foil and place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

  6. Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy your zesty herb and tomato oven roasted chicken.

  1. Put the chicken into a bowl and add in the paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. toss until well coated and combined. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 362mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 35g12%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 9g
Protein 44g88%

Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 97%
Calcium 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


It seems redundant, but I will say it again. You can alter as many of the ingredients you want in this recipe. I would go as far as to say even a hint of ginger might be nice. 

Keywords: Casserole, Chicken, Chicken Recipe, Dinner, Supper

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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