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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken is a delicious main dish entree using 6 ingredients to make dinner come together in an hours time which includes the marinading time. Fresh lemon juice and zest blended with olive oil, garlic, pepper, and fresh rosemary make for a delicious chicken marinade.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 236kcal
Author Katie


  • Grill


  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon zested
  • cup Lemon juice
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary minced
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Lemon halved


  • Sprinkle the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt on each side. Set to the side.
  • Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, and black pepper in a shallow pie plate. Whisk well.
  • Then place the chicken in the marinade.
  • Place plastic wrap on the dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minute, but no more then 2 hours.
  • Preheat grill when ready to grill to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Reduce the heat on the grill to low. Spray with grill cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken breast on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes on each side until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the grill.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes then slice and divide among plates and serve with an additional lemon wedge if desired.


  • Make marinade in the morning. Place chicken in the refrigerated marinade as soon as you get home from work. While you work on prepping dinner let the chicken marinade. Then grill for an easy weeknight dinner.
  • You can use dried rosemary in place of fresh.


Serving: 113g | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg