Provencal Roast Chicken

Patty Ward


Give your roasted chicken a Mediterranean twist with kalamata olives, lemon, seasoned diced tomatoes, and herbes de Provence**
** herbes de Provence combines favorite herbs from the Provence region in southern France. It commonly contains basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory and thyme. You can find this in the seasonings section of most supermarkets.
This recipe will surely impress even your most experienced cooking friends! It looks stunning on your table and it is really easy to make. We love it.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
2 Hr


  • 1
    whole chicken ( 3 to 3 1/2 lbs)
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried herbes de provence
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 medium
    red or yellow skin potatoes (1 1/2 lb), cut into fourths
  • 2 medium
    zucchini, cut into 1 1/2 - inch pieces
  • 1 can(s)
    (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes w/basil, garlic and oregano drained
  • 1/2 c
    kalama olives, pitted and chopped

How to Make Provencal Roast Chicken


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken, breast side up, in ungreased shallow roasting pan.
  2. Grate peel from lemon; squeeze juice. In a small bowl mix lemon peel, lemon juice and oil. Drizzle half of lemon mixture over chicken; pat herbes de Provence and pepper on skin of chicken. Place squeezed lemon halves inside chicken cavity.
  3. IN large bowl toss potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, olives and remaining lemon mixture. Arrange vegetables around chicken in roasting pan. Insert oven proof meat thermometer in chicken so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone.
  4. Bake 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or until termometer reads 180 degrees F, legs move easily when lifted or twisted and vegetables are tender.

Printable Recipe Card

About Provencal Roast Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #veggies, #herbs

Show 1 Comment & Review

11 Tasty Chicken Casserole Recipes

11 Tasty Chicken Casserole Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who doesn’t love an easy weeknight meal? We know we do! These easy, yummy and delicious chicken casseroles that will be your new go-to recipe for family dinners.

Healthy Chicken Recipes

Healthy Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When looking to put healthier meals on the table, chicken is an excellent option. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are packed with protein (3 oz has 27 grams), low in saturated...

Chicken Breast Recipes You Need In Your Menu Rotation

Chicken Breast Recipes You Need in Your Menu Rotation

Kitchen Crew

Low in fat and high in protein, chicken breasts are a healthy and easy dinner option. If not cooked properly, though, they can be dry and not something the family...