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

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  • 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


  • In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary and salt
  • Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and place in an 7 x 11 inch baking dish
  • Pour marinade over chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours
  • Heat grill and cook chicken for 5-7 minutes per side until browned and cooked in the center
  • Serve
Prep Time 20 mins
Marinate Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
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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!


24 responses to “Rosemary Lemon Chicken”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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! :)

    • I have found that putting a lemon half or most any fruit ( apple, lime, orange…) in a whole chicken is the best, almost impossible to dry it out. May be the moistest chicken you ever ate.

  5. 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

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