Marinated Rosemary Lemon Chicken Recipe -
Marinated Rosemary Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Marinated Rosemary Lemon Chicken

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"Perfect for the summer barbecue! Serve with rice, a light pasta salad, or grilled corn. Great summer eating!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, and rosemary. Place the chicken and lemon slices in the bag. Seal, and shake to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill chicken 8 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Don't worry about the rosemary sticking to the chicken, it tastes great when it's grilled. If you use fresh rosemary sprigs, throw the stems onto the coals - they give the chicken even more of a smoky rosemary flavor!
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 09, 2009

Wow! My husband who was getting sick of chicken on the grill absolutely loved this. I cut the chicken into chunks for kabobs and let it mariate all day. In addition to 1/2 c. lemon juice I used the juice of one whole lemon and lemon zest. I also cut the rosemary down to 1/2 tablespoon and then added FRESH rosemary. I also added some minced garlic, dijon mustard, and worcestershire. This is a definite keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 06, 2011

Sorry but I did not like this recipe at all. The chicken was way too "lemony" and the flavor was much too strong. Basically it tasted like lemon-soaked, bland chicken. I did like that I had all the ingredients on hand, but next time I'll cut the lemon juice and add another liquid in its place, along with some herbs and spices.

Jan 25, 2004

I cooked the chicken on my newest gadget (a George Foreman grill), and it only took 9 minutes! I only had four hours to marinade the chicken (not overnight). But, it turned out great. My husband thought the chicken was moist and delicious (he even commented on how moist the leftovers were the next day). My eleven month old daughter also gave it two thumbs up. Thanks Barbara for this quick and tasty recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

Great recipe!! Be sure to "mash" your rosemary leaves to cause them to release their aromatics. I use the stems to stick into the meat and this also release flavor.

Feb 18, 2006

I make something very similiar to this recipe and it comes out fabulous! The key is worcestershire sauce. I would put in about 1/4 of a cup and use fresh rosemary rather than dried. Use it liberally. If you bake this rather then grill do not have marinate but I would say to cook it for 45min to an hour. Goes great with couscous!!!

Jan 25, 2004

Very good, I use the dry rosemary and pan fryed it....yummy! Great complments: Corn and garlic dill potatoes

Feb 11, 2009

This was delicious! Not kidding. I marinated it for over 24 hours and that was the key. It had a wonderful lemon flavor. I ended up broiling it though instead of grilling. Highly recommend!

Jan 25, 2004

I was very surprised that a recipe with such few ingredients would produce something so yummy!! My husband, my 11 year old daughter, and 8 year old son, and myself LOVED this chicken! They asked for it again tomorrow! We cooked it on the BBQ and it was nice and moist,and full of flavour. Served it with a greek salad with creamy dressing. Delicious!! =)


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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