Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lemon and Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Sometimes the best meals are the easiest ones to prepare. Mealtime doesn' t have to be stressful or time consuming and this is one of those recipes.  Isn't it great when we get inspired by other bloggers and their wonderful recipes?  Recently, Mary, from Inside a British Mums's Kitchen made a  Quick Grilled Chicken and I decided to use some different herbs and put my own twist on it. Sometimes rosemary can be overpowering, but it wasn't at all in this.   Also, boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be dry, but my hubby exclaimed, " these are so good and so moist". I love when that happens!   Here's my spin on Mary's dish:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, butterflied while still partially frozen
Olive oil
I lemon, zested and cut in half
1 sprig of rosemary, removed from stem and finely chopped
A sprinkle of crushed red pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Drizzle the chicken breasts with some olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with the lemon zest, rosemary, crushed red pepper and salt and pepper.

Place chicken and the lemon halves on hot grill and cook about 4-6 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.

Remove to a platter and tent with foil for about 5 minutes. Squeeze the lemon juice over and serve.

I served this with roasted red fingerling potatoes, which I also did on the grill , adding olive oil, garlic powder, chopped rosemary and salt and pepper.

I would encourage you to use the herbs that you grow and enjoy!  Lime would be delicious with this, too. 

I am sharing this with:

 Make It Pretty Monday
On the Menu Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday

               Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Two of my favorite flavors Kitty! I l also love that you butterflied the breast, it sure seems to help it cook quicker and more evenly! Looks like a great dinner:@)

  2. Yay, Kitty....finally, a grilled chicken dish that my DH will like. His main complaint is that it always turns out too dry, too.
    I have a nice BIG rosemary plant out on the deck...I babied it in the sunroom, all winter & it survived, so it is REALLY thriving outside now.

    Thanks for another winner!!


  3. This is making my mouth water! Oh Kitty, I am DEFINITELY going to make this very soon :) Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Love and hugs!

  4. Yum!!! I love rosemary with lemon and chicken, it is perfect together!! I'll give this a try it is easier than mine.


  5. Yes, sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Looks great!

  6. I will be making this. We coat our pork chops with lime oil before we grill them, kicking myself that I didn't think to do that with chicken.. Thanks for the kick. I have rosemary.. so this is what's for dinner tomorrow! xo marlis

  7. Kitty - your photo is beautiful and I'm sure the tasty chicken matches that. I have never used fresh rosemary...but you make it look so inviting and truly delicious!

  8. Kitty, I just jotted down this recipe, and am going to make it Friday evening. Love the simplicity! Hope you are having a good week. xo

  9. OOOOOH, that looks so good !!! I love chicken.
    Have a great day.

  10. This looks great! I love the idea of drizzling lemon juice over the chicken at the end. Yum!

  11. Wow that sounds and looks delicious! I'm always looking for different ways to change up chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

  12. Hi Kitty,

    These look very tasty, indeed! Love chicken, it is so versatile, and the rosemary adds that special scent, both rich and fresh! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Your newest follower,


  13. mmm these sound so yummy...I can almost smell the rosemary. Thanks for sharing♥

  14. Dear Kozy Kitty....:))
    This looks soooo delicious. A MUST TRY, for sure.

    Come Monday morning, if you come over to my site, you will see that I am doing a COPY CAT of something of yours. :) Such a fun project and so easy that even I could do. hahhaa...I don't do "crafts"....just tiny projects of....COPY CATTING.
    XOXO bj

  15. I think all meal should be this easy, and what great flavors. Did you parboil your potatoes before you grilled them?

    1. I didn't parboil the fingerling red potatoes, but I did cut the larger ones in half. They turned out creamy and delicious and had a great crust on them.

  16. I not only love the flavor of lemon and rosemary, I love the aroma while the chicken is cooking.

  17. True Sometimes the best meals are the easiest ones to prepare. I love your idica that tasty recipe, I'll try.
    Kiss and a beautiful week to you!

  18. This chicken looks absolutely magnificent!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. What a fabulous chicken recipe! It looks so juicy and tasty.

    Stopping by from Make It Pretty Monday. Have a great week!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks
    PS, I have a fab giveaway going on over at my blog. Enter to win a Canon DSLR Camera OR a KitchenAid Mixer!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. This chicken sounds wonderful! Lemon and rosemary work so well together and this looks like a great dinner along with some roasted potatoes or vegetables! YUM!!!

  22. More lemon goodness. I want to dine at your table! ~ Sarah


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