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Quick Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe (Only 3 Ingredients!)

  • Author: Diana of
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


This easy, Quick Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken can be whipped up in no time. Using only 3 ingredients (and no oil!), not counting salt and pepper, it’s one of the simplest meals you can make. Whether you grill outside or inside, this oil-free chicken dish is sure to be a winner.


  • Zest of half a lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 12 sprigs rosemary, stem removed, chopped fine, about 2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or use 1/4 table salt)
  • dash fresh-cracked black pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, trimmed


  1. Whisk together zest, juice, and rosemary in a small bowl. Divide into two portions.
  2. Use the first half of the lemon mixture to marinate the chicken breasts in a low bowl. Flip once. Marinate 15-20 minutes.
  3. Grill chicken, about 4-6 minutes per side, until chicken is cooked through, using any leftover lemon mixture to baste chicken as it grills. Note: This marinade will have touched raw chicken, so make sure you don’t use it the last couple minutes of cooking and cook all basted sides well.
  4. Serve chicken and pour reserved lemon mixture (the half that did not touch the raw chicken) over each chicken breast.
  5. Serve with grilled potatoes or rice, and your vegetable of choice (I went with steamed broccoli). Enjoy!

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