Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Easy Rosemary Roasted Chicken

This is a fabulous recipe from Weber's Time to Grill!  It's so hot in Texas right now, we could probably cook the chicken directly on the patio!!!  Instead of using a whole chicken, I used 3 chicken breasts halves with ribs.  This is a great recipe to have if you have a rosemary plant in the garden.  The chicken turns out SO moist & juicy.  Even though I don't usually eat the skin, I tried a bite & it was so crisp & flavorful.   I hope you try it!

2 T. olive oil
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. cider vinegar
1 T. finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/4 t. ground black pepper
1 whole chicken, about 4 lbs., giblets & any excess fat removed

In a small bowl whisk the marinade ingredients.

Cut the chicken into six pieces: two breast halves, two whole legs & two wings (remove the wing tips.)  Brush each chicken piece on both sides with the marinade.  If you have time, marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for as long as 4 hours.  If not, you can roast the chicken right away.  (I did marinate mine all afternoon.)

Preheat the grill for direct & indirect cooking over medium heat (350-450 degrees).

Grill the chicken pieces, skin side down, over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until fully cooked, turning once or twice.  The breasts & wing pieces will take 30-40 minutes & the whole legs will take 40-50 minutes.  During the last minutes of grilling time, move the chicken over direct medium heat & cook until well browned all over, turning once or twice.  Remove from the grill & let rest for 3-5 minutes. 

I am sharing this recipe with  On the Menu Monday at Stonegable & Foodie Friday.


  1. Sounds like a great marinade and I have lots of Rosemary:@)

  2. YUMMY! We are grilling here too... the heat and humidity has finally reached us.
    This fabulous recipe loos and sound so delicious.

  3. I am always drawn to a recipe with "easy" in the title. :) It looks quite tasty! ~ Courtney

  4. Thanks for bringing this recipe that can be used for any weeknight and for company to ON THE MENU MONDAY! Such a delicious looking picture.

  5. Hi Kitty,
    Rosemary Chicken is one of my all time favorites. Your recipe looks delicious I can almost taste it. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  6. Hello

    I found your blog off of Stonegable.

    I do not have a food blog. I, occasionally, do recipes, but I'm more of a parenting and travel blog mixed in with a lot of this and that, but as a mom to two children, I'm always looking for recipes and tips on meal planning. So, are my readers.

    As a result, on August 1, I'm going to host a link up post for recipes, meal planning tips, or tools for kitchen organization to make meal planning easy.

    My post from Saturday has more details. I hope you join me.


  7. Kitty,
    On Crooked Creek we're always looking for a new twist on our favorite meat...chicken! This looks delicious!!! One thing that grows well and in abundance is Rosemary! Thanks for sharing!

  8. MMM this looks perfectly delicious! Thanks for stopping in at The Kitchen Cookie! Have a Great Day!