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Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken

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


  • 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)


  • Finely grate peel from lemon and juice lemon. In a microwave, melt butter. Stir in lemon juice and peel, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half : 324 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.


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  • abreendre
    Jun 27, 2020

    very moist and flavorful

  • homemadewithlove
    Jun 23, 2019

    Great flavor! Next time I will marinate chicken in sauce for at least 1 hr before grilling.

  • justmbeth
    Jan 7, 2019

    Simple grill recipe that delivers on the flavor.

  • sdladuke
    Jul 14, 2018

    No comment left

  • lpugh9
    Jan 23, 2018

    This was a good easy recipe and moist which is important to me. I will make this again.

  • judontmesswithme
    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.

  • sgronholz
    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.

  • Aileenoregon
    Sep 14, 2014

    Very good. The best recipe I've found.

  • Rich5139
    Sep 10, 2014

    Very flavorful and moist

  • captgeo5
    Aug 26, 2014

    Very easy , nice flavors