easy healthy Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

This lemon rosemary chicken is one of favorite quick and easy summer dinners.  It can be prepared quickly (no long marinade time!) and is delicious on its own or served with a slightly sweet accompaniment like pineapple pepper confetti salsa or slow cooker homemade barbecue sauce.

easy healthy Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken with grilled asparagus
Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken with grilled asparagus

Recipe serves 4 adults, or our family (2 adults and 2 young children) with leftovers for lunch.

Quick and Delicious Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless (a whole chicken also works well)*
  • 6 cloves garlic finely minced
  • lemons juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut breasts horizontally, so they are split in half (this will speed up marinading and cooking time)
  2. Prepare marinade by combining all ingredients except chicken in a 9x13 casserole dish (or ziplock bag)
  3. Add chicken to marinade and fully coat
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes up to 4 hours (I have even frozen the marinading chicken at this point)
  5. Grill over medium heat for 6 to 10 minutes depending on the heat of your grill

*Note: Did you know that 80% of the antibiotics sold in the United States are for livestock?  That is why I choose to purchase chicken raised without antibiotics.

cutting the chicken breast ahead of marinading
cutting the chicken breast ahead of marinading
Chicken marinading in lemon, rosemary and garlic
Chicken marinading in lemon, rosemary and garlic

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4 Comments

  1. Delicious …will do it again…easy and simple perfect for me

  2. Elyssa Marks

    Did it again …marinated for 4 hours really brought flavours out…enjoyed by all!!!

    • I am so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the chicken Elyssa! And yes, it becomes more flavorful the longer it marinades. I often double the recipe and freeze half for a simple weeknight dinner. Enjoy!

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