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Easy Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Easy Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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 on a wooden serving platter surrounded by rosemary and lemons

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 compatible meal serving suggestion with grilled lemon rosemary chicken breasts.  Beet and orange salad with arugula and tomatoes

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.

slicing the chicken breast in half ahead of marinading on a white cutting board
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

Easy Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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 compatible, keto friendly}


  • 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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Monday 2nd of July 2018

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

Christina Shoemaker

Monday 2nd of July 2018

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


Monday 2nd of July 2018

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


Saturday 30th of June 2018

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


Thursday 28th of June 2018

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


Wednesday 27th of June 2018

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


Friday 29th of June 2018

Thank you Annemarie! This chicken recipe is the best combination of easy and delicious!

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