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Rosemary Lemon Chicken

rosemary lemon chicken

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken has become my go to dinner dish this summer.  In fact, I’ve been making it a couple of times a week and loving it, as has my family –children included.  It’s super easy to make, very healthy and fabulously fresh and delicious with hints of garlic, lemon and rosemary complementing the flavor of grilled chicken.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ¼ cup fresh rosemary, minced
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  1. In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary and salt
  2. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and place in an 7 x 11 inch baking dish
  3. Pour marinade over chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours
  4. Heat grill and cook chicken for 5-7 minutes per side until browned and cooked in the center
  5. Serve

minced rosemary

I love to make this gluten free chicken recipe along with some grilled zucchini and other summer squash.  Stay tuned, as I’ll be posting my delicious recipe for grilled zucchini next.  Quite necessary, I think, as the attack of zucchini is rapidly approaching those of us with backyard gardens!

I’ll be in Davis, California for my 25th High School Reunion this weekend and I’ll be doing a signing for my book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, this Thursday, August 5th at The Avid Reader at 7:30pm PST and another at the Davis Lutheran Church (Fellowship Hall) on Saturday, August 7th from 12-3pm PST. Hope to see you there!

posted on August 2, 2010, 18 comments

  1. Looks delicious! You could make this with a whole organic chicken too – a more sustainable way of using the bird.

    Are you eating your own chickens or are they just for eggs?

    x x x

  2. your blog is a splash of fresh air, i love the recipes and everything about it, congratulations! cheers from london

  3. Christine

    This looks delicious.

    I am a Davis High Graduate too, class of ’86.

    Have fun in Davis.

  4. Brandon May @ thehealthyadvocate.com

    I was debating on making either lemon chicken, or chicken parmesan tonight. This must be a sign. :)

  5. Karen@Cook4Seasons @ cook4seasons.com

    Lemon rosemary chicken is truly one of life’s simple pleasures!
    So sorry to miss you in Davis…we’re heading south for fun in the sun and sand. I’ll spread the word, tho!

  6. Cara

    Elana, Since I don’t grill I would like to do this in my oven with breasts or a whole chicken. Do you have any cooking tips to make it taste juicy and not overdone? I’m good at overcooking my chicken to death. Help! :)

  7. Lucy Stevens

    I am assuming that one pound of chicken breast means skinless, boneless – yes?

  8. Kate C.

    Elana, this post came through before I left work last night, and before I’d planned dinner. I hit the grocery store and made this on my beloved stove-top grill pan, and I’m eating some of the leftovers for lunch right now. This will definitely be a standby for me. THANKS!! You rock, and your recipes bring so much to my world.

  9. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free @ simplysugarandglutenfree.com

    Hi Elana! Have a fabulous time at your upcoming book signing. I’m sure it will be a success.

    We love rosemary lemon chicken – I make it often, too. It’s so fun to walk outside and cut the rosemary from my bush. All my herbs are doing great but I’m envious of everyone’s zucchini. My novice gardening skills somehow killed off our zucchini plants. I might try again when it cools down – Dallas has a long growing season.

  10. What an easy and delicious chicken recipe. I love rosemary – one of my favorite herbs – and last winter’s unusually cold snap (okay, cold snap for those of us in Dallas – I know you deal with snow all winter!) killed off our bush. Just now have enough growing again to use. I think a big batch grilling session is in order – I could munch on this chicken all week!

  11. Kitchen Butterfly @ kitchenbutterfly.com

    Hi Elana, I know what a pantry is but my 7 year old daughter (she says she’s not 7, she’s 6 but she will be 7 soon!) wants to know why you call your blog Elana’s pantry. I’ve told her its because pantry is like a food store but she wants to hear from you :-). Thanks for your wonderful recipes – you’ve brought gluten-free alive for me!

  12. Darcie

    This turned out great! I’m usually horrible at cooking chicken but this was moist and tasty! :->

  13. Lindsay

    WOW! This was SO good. I used a mixture of lime and lemon juice, so I added 1 T. of tequila (what? it reminded me of a margarita :p) I also used dried rosemary instead, and let it marinate in the fridge for 3.5 hours. SO Simple SO delicious. Elana, you’ve done it again!

  14. Nicole

    The chicken is marinating in the fridge now. Excited to grill it up for dinner later tonight. I used chicken thighs instead of breasts & added the zest if two lemons.

    Noticed you’re a Davis native.. So am i, such an exciting coincidence :)

  15. Rebecca

    Wonderful but needs a hint of sweetness. Will make again with some honey or agave. Stay tuned.

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