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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 : 324 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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judontmesswithme User ID: 7075186 245715
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."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 231448
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."

Aileenoregon User ID: 7271070 115411
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

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

Rich5139 User ID: 7981311 193505
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Very flavorful and moist"

captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 193498
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"Very easy , nice flavors"

jasmineoil318 User ID: 7793727 123316
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Sounds good"

falknermimi User ID: 3056172 115407
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."

lorstout User ID: 2537668 193480
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

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

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 183334
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

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

heathersdvm User ID: 6859392 115378
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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