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Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Broiled Chicken

Last week the hubs and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. We drug it out for 4 days and this lemon, garlic and rosemary broiled chicken is one of the “anniversary” dinners I made. It was delicious!!! We served it along Garlic Mashed Potato Cakes and Asparagus.

Is Chicken Healthier Than Turkey?

Turkey is slightly leaner with fewer calories than chicken.

Both chicken and turkey are good lean proteins.

What Does Brine Do For Meat?

Brine is a salt and water solution with certain spices or herbs that will enhance the texture, flavor and moisture of the meat.

Poultry and fish are greatly enhanced by brine because they contain very little fat.

How Long Does It Take To Broil Chicken?

Chicken should be broiled for about 10 minutes on each side.

An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F.

Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Broiled Chicken

Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Broiled Chicken

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Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 6 Tablespoons Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Quart Water Cold


  • 5 Cloves Garlic Medium, pressed through a garlic press
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Zest Grated, and 1/4 Cup Juice from lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon Rosemary Minced Fresh
  • Black Pepper Ground
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil Extra-Virgin
  • 4 Chicken Breasts Bone In Split


  • Adjust the oven racks to the lowest position and the other about 5 inches below the top coil.
  • Heat oven to Broil.
  • Mix lemon zest, garlic, rosemary and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Mix the lemon juice and oil in another bowl and set aside.
  • Lift the skin on the chicken and rub the meat with spice mixture.
  • Slice through the skin on the chicken diagonally.
  • Line the bottom of a broiler pan with tin foil.
  • Place top on and place chicken skin side down on the pan.
  • Place in the oven on the bottom rack for about 12-16 min.
  • Use tongs to turn the chicken skin side up.
  • Pour the lemon and oil mixture over chicken and place back in the oven about 10 min or until an internal temperature of 160.
  • Move the chicken to the top rack until browned, thin and crisp skinned. About 1 min.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Broiled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 10740mg467%
Potassium 851mg24%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 83IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Happy Anniversary!! 😉

    I love the sound of that rub…yum!! I love broiled chicken. Looks great.

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  • Ohhh yes. This looks delicious. It’d be perfect on a salad, or with rice or pasta. Yum.

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  • I just found your blog. It’s fantastic. Another one you could add to your list is favfamilyrecipes.blogspot
    She’s got some good recipes too. I’ll recommend your site to her as well. Thanks for posting all these recipes with pictures for us homemakers. I love having them at my fingertips! I can’t wait to try your breakfast cookies, I think my kids will love them!

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  • Just found your blog from the UT blog list. Glad I did!! Happy Anniversary, I love anything with rosemary!

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  • Happy anniversary. Lemon and rosemary are perfect with chicken. How did you cook your asparagus? My Dad said he really liked it, but it’s not something I’m use to cooking.

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