Chicken breast with rosemary on white plate with grilled lemons
5 from 3 votes

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Marinade time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 24 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 lemon - halved
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary - minced
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 thin boneless - skinless chicken breasts


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Grill lemon halves, cut side down until deep brown and caramelized, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Squeeze juice from grilled lemon halves into medium bowl.
  • Stir in mustard, rosemary, garlic, sugar and House Seasoning Blend.
  • Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified.
  • Reserve 1/3 cup of marinade.
  • Place chicken in bowl or zipper bag and pour over marinade.
  • Marinate for 30 - 60 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and discard.
  • Grill chicken on medium high heat for about 6-7 minutes per side.
  • During the last five minutes of grilling, baste chicken with reserved marinade.
  • Remove chicken when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Drizzle with remaining reserved marinade.
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Expert Tips for Making the Best Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken
  • Grill More: Grill more lemons and even the rosemary and use as garnish or for drinks.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. Or use the chicken in a delicious salad the next day with the marinade as dressing.
  • Try it on Everything: While this recipe works great on chicken, it is great for steak, pork, fish or vegetables.
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