How to Cook Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken

by Alisa Cox


  • 2 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh Sage
  • 1 1 lemon
  • ΒΌ Cups olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start with 2 cloves of garlic. Peel and prep fir chopping.

    Step 2

    Dice garlic or use a garlic press to get really small garlic pieces

    Step 3

    1-2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary.

    Step 4

    Grab the Rosemary at the top and slide your fingers down the middle to remove the rosemary. This should be fairly easy to do without the stem breaking.

    Step 5


    Step 6

    Finely chop the Rosemary

    Step 7

    You should end up with about a tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary. If u do not have fresh rosemary on hand, you can use dried which turns out to be about 2 tsp

    Step 8

    3 leaves of fresh sage.

    Step 9

    Finely chop the sage

    Step 10

    Now it's time for some yummy citrus! Zest 1 lemon and add the zest to the herbs.

    Step 11

    Be sure to stop zesting the area on the lemon as soon as you see white showing through. Just turn the lemon a little and keep going until the entire lemon is done.

    Step 12

    After you are done zesting, slice the lemon in half. With one hand underneath grab one of the lemons and squeeze on to your hand so that you catch all the seeds but the juice goes through.

    Step 13

    Like this.....the juice will pass through your fingers but the seeds will stay in your hand. Discard the seeds and move on to the next step.

    Step 14

    Now that all of the herbs, lemon juice, and lemon zest are in the bowl add olive oil.

    Step 15

    You will need about 1/4 cup olive oil.

    Step 16

    Whisk all of the ingredients together and set aside.

    Step 17

    Time for the fresh chicken!

    Step 18

    I usually cut my chicken breast in half. It makes the portions smaller for my boys. As a time savor I will pound the chicken just a little so the it speeds up cooking time.

    Step 19

    First lay a couple of chicken breasts on some plastic wrap. Then take another piece of plastic wrap and cover the chicken. Be sure to press around the chicken so it makes a seal.

    Step 20

    Use the smooth side of your meat tenderizer and start pounding:)

    Step 21

    I usually just try to make the thicker parts of the chicken Breast match the rest of the chicken so the it cooks evenly.

    Step 22

    After you have prepped your chicken breast, place them in a Gallon size Ziplock bag. Then pour the herb mixture over the top and seal the bag closed.

    Step 23

    Massage the chicken and herb mixture until all the chicken is covered.

    Step 24

    Time to grill! Place chicken breast on a medium/ medium high grill and cook for 20-25 minutes, being sure to turn once, usually around 12 minutes.

    Step 25

    When the chicken is done pull it off the grill and Be sure to cover with foil. This step is critical! When you cover the chicken it seals the heat in and allows the chicken to rest.

    Step 26

    Just let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes and then dive in! You should end up with super delicious moist chicken.