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Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken

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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

""Soo yummieee

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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"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"Very easy , nice flavors"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Sounds good"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Instead of butter I use olive oil. I marinate for at least an hour or as long as overnight. Discard marinade and grill chicken until done. This is super delicious chicken! I serve with rice and salad."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"I used the mixture as a marinade. Great flavor!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Very good and so easy. What more could you ask for? Will make it again."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Quick easy and very good. I used olive oil instead of butter and it worked very well."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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