Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Here's a simple dish with big bold lemon and rosemary flavors that's made with very few ingredients. It's great by itself but can also be used on top of salad greens as another creative dinner option. —Debbie Carter, Kingsburg, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 324 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 35g protein


  1. Finely grate peel from lemon and juice lemon. In a microwave, melt butter. Stir in lemon juice and peel, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with butter mixture during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p24

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"I really liked this recipe. It worked very well with my grill pan, since I don't own a real grill. My man bought the thin cutlets instead by accident, but they worked out very well anyway. The taste was delicious. He said he definitely wants to make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"We grill a lot of chicken during the summer months, so I'm always trying out new recipes. This recipe is delicious! I substituted lemon-flavored olive oil for the butter and marinated the chicken for several hours (discard marinade) before my husband grilled it."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Very good. The best recipe I've found."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Very flavorful and moist"

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