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Marinated Rosemary Chicken

This moist chicken, sent in by Wendy Molzahn of Beaumont, Alberta, is partially cooked in the microwave just before grilling to speed up cooking. The rosemary marinade enhanced the meat flavor...and there's enough sauce to set aside for basting.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 4 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed


  • In a measuring cup, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, garlic and rosemary. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a drip pan.
  • Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. microwave-safe dish. Cover loosely and microwave on high for 6 minutes, rotating once.
  • Immediately place chicken over drip pan and grill covered, over indirect medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 175 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • cmthoma01
    Sep 19, 2014

    this is my favorite chicken can be baked in the oven also

  • dana03
    May 9, 2014

    Tastes fabulous! We skipped microwave step and just grilled chicken leg quarters. Grilled for about 45 minutes. Absolutely everyone loved it!

  • krumpeckrc
    May 6, 2013

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  • krystaljoy
    Mar 3, 2010

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  • ClaraEmma
    Jun 14, 2009

    I discarded the microwave step and went straight to the grill, it was delicious!

  • suszysnowflake
    Jul 11, 2008

    [email protected] IF YOU BASTE THE CHICKEN AS STATED AND COVER IT, IT WILL NOT GET TOUGH. [email protected]

  • justflatstupid
    Jul 11, 2008

    Couldn't this recipe be baked, too? I don't have a grill and microwaving can toughen meat.Thanks, [email protected]

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    May 18, 2007

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    May 16, 2007

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