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.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Fresh Sage

Fresh Sage
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder


Olive Oil

Olive Oil

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Guest April 21, 2021 2:37 AM
What caught my attention was the use of sage. My garden has an abundance of sage and I favor the use of fresh sage instead of dried sage. This chicken is tender and flavorful!

New Family Fave

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

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!

Fresh sage? Yes please!

Guest September 26, 2021 11:49 AM
I also have an abudance of fresh thyme. Will be making this today. Thanks so much for this simple AND delicious recipe.

alenatrs September 27, 2021 10:42 AM
You're very welcome! Simple and delicious is what I love most ;) - Alena

The Best

Guest June 11, 2021 9:56 AM
The best dang chicken breasts I ever done had.

alenatrs June 13, 2021 9:54 PM
Right? And it's amazing how easy the recipe is. Sage and thyme give such a great flavor. Thank you for sharing your lovely review! - Alena

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