Barbecued rosemary chicken breasts

    50 min

    This easy, fairly quick and light summer chicken dish has exceptional flavour. Chicken marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, garlic and fresh rosemary gets fantastic results on the bbq.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons freshly minced rosemary
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to tatse
    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5min resting  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
    2. Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic food bag. Pour garlic mixture over chicken, reserving a few tablespoons for basting the chicken. Seal bag and massage marinade into chicken. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
    3. Place chicken on preheated barbecue grate and cook for 4 minutes. Turn the chicken, baste with reserved marinade, and continue to cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Cover with foil and let rest for at least 2 minutes before serving.

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    Instead of grilling this (my Grillmaster and I are separated by about 1500 miles right now, he in Wisconsin, me in Naples), I prepared this quickly in a sauté pan with the chicken cut into strips for quick cooking. I eliminated the mustard, and added some white wine. In my mind, this recipe is way too heavy on the lemon, so I eliminated the lemon zest completely and just gave the chicken a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice once it had browned. With flavors I'm accustomed to and love, there was no way this dish could go wrong (as long as you hold back on the lemon). I served this with "Summer Penne Pasta," another AR recipe.  -  24 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very tasty and just as the sumbitter states this is easy and light with exceptional flavor! Lemon and rosemary pair well together and this was no exception. I pounded the chicken down thin and poked it with a fork. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate for about 6 hours turning it a few times during marinating. Wow - not only was this simple but very tender and bursting with fresh flavor! Thanks for a great recipe Semigourmet!  -  20 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is a definite keeper. It was the best bbq chicken breasts I've ever done! The only thing I changed was using dried rosemary and I butterfly cut the breasts. Will make again and again. UPDATE: Made this again, and still loved the flavour. Forgot to reserve some of the marinade for basting, but still came out juicy and flavourful.  -  15 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)