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Rosemary Chicken Breasts Recipe

Garlic and lemon not only make this rosemary chicken breast recipe tasty but also packs 30 g of protein per 218 calorie serving

rosemary grilled chicken breasts on a plate

Happy Autumn, friends! Are you as excited for Fall as I am?? As I’ve said before, Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The fashion, the apples, the air, the leaves.. you name it, I love it.

Liz Grilling Chicken

If you think we stop grilling once September arrives, you’re dead wrong. Until our grill is covered with snow, I will be out there grilling this tender, juicy rosemary chicken recipe.

chicken in a salad

Getting ahead with easy, make-ahead meals is the name of the game, my friends. Make extra chicken and use the leftovers on salads, wrapped in a pita with hummus or for quick and easy taco night.

Rosemary Grilled Chicken Recipe

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, be sure to add this rosemary chicken to your regular rotation. With just 218 calories and over 30g protein per serving, it’s the perfect addition to any dinner plate.

Rosemary Garlic Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Your fork is waiting.

If you’re looking to give these chicken breasts a southwestern twist to them substitute cilantro for rosemary and limes for lemons. If you’re looking for a sheet pan dinner try my Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken & Potatoes

rosemary grilled chicken breasts on a plate

Rosemary Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Garlic and lemon not only make this rosemary chicken breast recipe tasty but also packs 30 g of protein per 218 calorie serving.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins
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Servings: 4


  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless skinless (about six oz each))
  • 2 lemons (juice and zest of both)
  • 3 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag.
  • Using a microplane, zest both lemons over a small bowl.
  • Add juice of both lemons along with all remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Pour marinade over the chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Pre-heat grill pan or grill over high heat.
  • Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until internal temp reads 165 degrees or higher.
  • Serve chicken breasts whole or sliced.


Good source of Vitamin C


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 34.6gFat: 9.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 928mgFiber: 0.2g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.


  1. I just made this tonight. It was so easy and so delicious and flavorful!!! I will definitely be making this throughout the summer!

  2. This is a flavorful recipe. I ate one the night I prepared them, one cold the next day and one reheated today. They were all good. I’m making more soon. Great recipe!

  3. Last night I wanted chicken with a southwestern twist, so I substituted cilantro for rosemary and limes for lemons. It was great! I will do rosemary and lemon soon.

  4. I made these chicken fingers tonight for dinner. They were sublime. I am glad that I found you on MYFOODDIARY. I can not wait to try another recipe tomorrow night.

    1. That is music to my ears – I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for finding me and good luck on your journey with My Food Diary!

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