citrus herb chicken recipe in a sheet pan garnished with fresh thyme

Citrus Herb Chicken Recipe

Citrus Herb Chicken Recipe is flavored with a blend of fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme combined with the juice and zest of perfectly ripe cara cara oranges. This one pan dish is perfect for your next weeknight dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken breast, easy weeknight dinner, low carb, oranges
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 334 kcal
Author CookingwithBliss


  • 3 chicken breast (with skin + bone-in)
  • kosher salt season to taste
  • tsp cumin season to taste
  • tsp coriander season to taste
  • tsp garlic powder season to taste
  • tsp peppercorn season to taste


  • 2 tbsp melting ghee/clarified butter You can use regular butter if not on Whole30
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil You can use extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp chives
  • zest + juice of 1 lime
  • zest + juice of 1 orange I used cara cara oranges


  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, add fresh herbs, ghee, and avocado oil and stir until well combined. Set aside.

  3. Wash and pat dry chicken breast with paper towel.  If chicken breasts are large, cut in half (I did).  Season back side of chicken breast with dry seasoning.  Flip over and drizzle marinade generously over chicken breast and season with dry seasoning.  Place orange slices and limes into single layer on baking sheet.

  4. Place baking sheet in oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  Note: During baking, use pan juices to baste chicken throughout cooking time.

  5. Remove from oven and serve

Recipe Notes

**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.


Bake until internal temperature of chicken breast reaches 165 degrees to PREVENT CHICKEN FROM DRYING OUT.


Although I used chicken breast for this recipe, you can use any parts of the chicken, and the recipe will turn out just as delicious.


I used cara cara oranges but any type of orange will work just as well.





Nutrition Facts
Citrus Herb Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 308mg 9%
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.