Rosemary Cherry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Rosemary Cherry Balsamic Roasted Chicken is a delicious and comforting meal with golden, crispy chicken and a tart and herbed cherry balsamic sauce!


  • 3 lbs bone-in chicken legs and thighs
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In the bottom of a heavy, oven-safe pan or cast iron skillet arrange all of the chicken pieces. Place rosemary springs between chicken various pieces (you don’t have to have one between each piece.)
  • In a medium bowl add the cherries, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and mix well.
  • Pour the cherry mixture over the chicken. Place in the oven and roast for 40 minutes or until the skin is golden and caramelized and the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F.)
  • Serve chicken with cherries and sauce spooned over the top.