Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is so flavorful with the fresh rosemary and lemon. I make this when my garden is growing so I have the fresh rosemary. You can substitute dried rosemary for the fresh, just use 3/4 tsp. I usually serve this with a rice pilaf and veggies.


  1. Cut 2 thin slices from lemon; set aside.
  2. Squeeze 2 tsp lemon juice from remaining lemon into small bowl.
  3. Add rosemary, salt, pepper, oil and garlic; mix well.
  4. Add chicken breast halves; turn to coat.
  5. Arrange chicken on broiler pan.
  6. Top with lemon slice on each.
  7. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Turn chicken, placing lemon slices under chicken.
  9. Broil an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear.
  10. Discard lemon slices.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe with these directions. personally, I had to end up baking the chicken at a lower temperature for an extra 15min because the juices burned on the bottom of the broiler pan creating a lot of smoke. My boyfriend and I both agreed the recipe was not very flavorful until we added more salt. There were no instructions marinate the chicken prior to cooking - which is why I believe it came out so flavorless. This just wasn't for us I guess.

jsavage8282_13153282 July 08, 2014

This is a new favorite! I have a huge rosemary bush (the only plant I've ever managed to grow successfully), so we always have all these ingredients on hand. I doubled the recipe, and we had it for dinner last night with some rice pilaf and roasted zucchini. The leftovers will have a starring role in a salad with mixed greens, oranges, red onions, cucumbers, and red bell pepper. This will be a go-to recipe all year, I'm sure, and I can't wait to try it on the grill as well. Thanks so much for posting!

JeriBinNC March 29, 2010

Wonderfully simple recipe! I marinated the chicken for about 20 minutes and got very tasty results! I'm definitely making this again.

morechai October 14, 2009