Last week the hubs and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. We drug it out for 4 days and this broiled garlic rosemary lemon 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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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 455kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 48gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 10740mgPotassium: 851mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 83IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes

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