Easy Chicken Breast Recipe with Sage and Thyme

This chicken breast recipe with sage and thyme is one of the easiest and most flavorful chicken dishes you'll make. With minimal effort, it tastes like fine dining and is ready in less than 30 minutes. I'm sure this recipe will win you over!
Easy Chicken Breast Recipe with Sage and Thyme


  • 3 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 15 sage leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or ghee)
Prep time:
4 minutes
Cook time:
16 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes
Yield: 3 servings | Prep time: 4 minutes | Cook time: 16 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme on both sides.

3. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
4. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Saute chicken for 3 minutes on each side, to form a nice crust.

6. Transfer skillet to the preheated oven and bake chicken for another 8 minutes, or until done.
7. Meanwhile, cut sage leaves into thin strips.

8. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover with foil (to keep it warm).
9. Put the same skillet over medium-low heat. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom, add butter (or ghee), chopped sage and cook stirring for 1 minute.

10. Pour over chicken and serve.


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Guest June 14, 2020 7:25 PM
So flavorful and moist. Great recipe. The entire family loved it!

alenatrs June 15, 2020 9:56 AM
Agree, these chicken breasts are full of flavor! Glad to hear your whole family liked them! - Alena

Guest December 28, 2017 9:35 AM
Love a simple chicken recipe, especially after all of the fancy cooking we've been doing for the holidays. It is a nice break!

Guest December 27, 2017 5:16 AM
Adding the thyme may have really change everything and a well known dish becomes a really new one! Thank you for this cooking inspiration!

Guest December 19, 2017 8:44 AM
I love the tip at the end of frying the sage. Little touches like that take it from good to spectacular. Thanks for sharing!

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