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


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


  • Combine all the ingredients for the brine in a large pot or bowl with a lid. Submerge the chicken in the brine, add the lid and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, up to 24 hours.
    6 Tablespoons Salt, 1/2 Cup Sugar, 1 Quart Water
  • Adjust one oven rack to the lowest position and the other about 5 inches below the top coil.
  • Heat oven to Broil. Line the bottom of a broiler pan with tin foil.
  • Mix lemon zest, garlic, rosemary and pepper in a small bowl.
    2 teaspoons Lemon Zest, 5 Cloves Garlic, 1 Tablespoon Rosemary, Black Pepper
  • Mix the lemon juice and oil in another bowl and set aside.
    3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Lift the skin on the chicken and rub the meat with spice mixture.
    4 Chicken Breasts
  • Slice through the skin on the chicken diagonally.
  • 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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