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Whole30 Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken {Whole30, Paleo}

This lemon rosemary chicken is incredibly simple to prepare while still being flavorful and delicious.  Plus, it is Whole30 compatible, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and keto friendly!

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Marinaded Chicken Recipe

I love to serve this Whole30 Lemon Rosemary chicken on top of a simple salad for light summer meal. 

This herby chicken recipe is also delicious served with a sweet and tangy homemade Whole30 barbecue sauce.

whole30 grilled lemon rosemary chicken breasts

Quick Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken

The reason this chicken recipe is super fast to prepare and cook, is because the chicken breasts are split in half.  This not only speeds up the marinading time but also helps the chicken grill much faster.

cutting the chicken breast ahead of marinading
Cutting the chicken breast ahead of marinading

I always double this grilled rosemary lemon chicken recipe.  It is perfect for meal prep and is delicious reheated or served cold on top of a caesar salad.

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Whole30 Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken {Whole30, Paleo}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A simple and delicious chicken marinade packed with lemon and rosemary flavor {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Whole30}


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


  1. Cut breasts horizontally, so they are split in half.  This will speed up both the marinading and cooking time
  2. Prepare marinade by combining all ingredients except chicken in a 9x13 casserole dish.  You can also marinade the chicken in a ziplock bag
  3. Add chicken to marinade and fully coat
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes up to 4 hours.  At this point, you can also freeze the marinading chicken
  5. Grill over medium heat for 6 to 10 minutes depending on the heat of your grill
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix

*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.

Other delicious Whole30 Chicken recipes:

Whole30 grilled ginger turmeric chicken recipe
Sheet Pan whole30 chicken shawarma recipe

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  1. Rosemary lemon and chicken are such classic pairings. This looks perfect for family meals – I’m sure everyone in my house would love this.

  2. Lemon and rosemary totally belong together! This looks perfect! Plus I really love that it’s Whole30 compliant!

    • Thanks Christina! This is definitely one of our favorite quick and easy summer meals. And it was indispensable when I recently did the Whole30!

  3. Love the texture and flavor of this dish. So delicious !

  4. Rosemary on chicken is one of my favourite seasonings! Perfect for a midweek dinner!

  5. This looks delicious! I bet the marinade gives it the perfect flavor.

  6. What a delicious combination of flavors: the garlic, lemon, rosemary and grilling!

  7. Looks delicious. I love quick and simple meals.

  8. Love this simple weeknight dinner! My kids will love this!

    • Thanks Renee! This lemon rosemary chicken is a particular favorite of my three year old (though he does pick off the rosemary!)

      • Can I bake this in the oven?

        • Absolutely! Use a baking sheet or cast-iron pan at a higher temperature (400 degrees F) until the chicken is just cooked through. If you want the nice crispy parts that you get while grilling, let the baking sheet or cast-iron pan heat up in the oven before the chicken is added.

  9. Simplicity at it’s best! This is so delicious, thank you for the recipe!

  10. Lemon is one of my favorite ways to flavor chicken! This sounds perfect for the summer.

  11. Love the simplicity!! Another marinade to add to my list of quick and easy on my batch cooking days!!

    • Thanks Tessa! This lemon rosemary chicken is definitely a favorite of mine for batch cooking! I love often buy larger packs of chicken to marinate before freezing. Then I just thaw and grill!

  12. 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!

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

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