Easy Broiled Chicken Breast Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


The easiest way to perfectly cook broiled bone-in chicken breast with a seasoned, crispy exterior.



  • 2 large bone-in chicken breast halves with skin (split breasts)
  • 12 sprigs rosemary, removed from sprig, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spray the bottom of a cast iron skillet, or any broil-safe baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Slice the skin on one side of each chicken breast, carefully peel back the skin, revealing the meat. Season each breast with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, half a garlic clove (minced), and 1 teaspoon of rosemary.
  3. Fold the skin back over the top of each chicken breast, brush with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Using a knife, poke 4-5 holes in the top of each breast.
  4. Transfer chicken breasts to the skillet and place on bottom rack of oven, 12-13 inches from broiler (this is important). Set oven to high broil (about 500° F). Do not preheat oven.
  5. Broil for 25 minutes. Rotate chicken by turning skillet handle to opposite corner of the oven and broil for an additional 25-30 minutes, until skin is golden. Remove skillet from oven, let chicken rest in the skillet for 5 minutes, and serve.

Keywords: broiled chicken recipe