Recipe: Lemony Garlic Grilled Chicken
Recipe type: Chicken, dinner, outdoor cooking
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts, with skin
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large lemon, sliced thinly
  • 8 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
  • 8 sprigs of fresh rosemary, with the woody stems intact
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the gas grill to medium-high or an oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a cookie sheet or tray.
  3. Carefully peel back the chicken skin from the breast, but do not remove the skin.
  4. Brush the chicken with olive oil.
  5. Place two slices of lemon, a few slices of garlic and two sprigs of rosemary on each chicken breast.
  6. Pull the chicken skin back over the top of the chicken, covering the lemon and seasonings. Secure the skin with a toothpick or two to keep the loose ingredients tucked between the skin and the chicken breast.
  7. Grill with the bone side down, or bake in an iron skillet for about 20 minutes or until the chicken juice runs clear. In the last 5 minutes, carefully turn the chicken to cook on the other side. If some of the ingredients fall out, don’t worry. You will be removing them in a minute anyway.
  8. Remove the toothpicks, chicken skin, rosemary sprigs, lemons and garlic before serving the chicken.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 chicken breast Calories: 177 Fat: 7.3 grams Carbohydrates: 14.2 grams Sodium: 50.6 milligrams Fiber: 5.7 grams Cholesterol: 52.7 milligrams
Recipe by My Southern Health at