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.


Is Lemon Water Good For Re-hydration?

Lemon water has many potential health benefits.

Lemon water is a natural diuretic which helps you detox.

Drinking water alone will keep you hydrated, but adding lemon will give your skin a glowing boost!

Drinking lemon water also promotes healthy kidneys, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system.


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

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Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Broiled Chicken

Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes
Keyword: broiled, chicken, garlic, lemon, poultry, rosemary
Calories: 1963kcal
Author: Sweet Basil



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


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


  • 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: 1recipe | Calories: 1963kcal | Carbohydrates: 106.4g | Protein: 145.9g | Cholesterol: 445.4mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 101.3g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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5 comments on “Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Broiled Chicken”

  1. Happy Anniversary!! 😉

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

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.