Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Serves: 4

“This simple, sensational marinade and sauce for grilled chicken features lemon, garlic, rosemary, and butter. Separate the marinade into thirds: 1/3 for marinating, 1/3 for basting, 1/3 for topping.”Ingredients


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5/8 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1 

In a food processor, thoroughly blend together the butter, rosemary, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Pour 1/3 of blended mixture into a small bowl for marinade. Cover remaining mixture, and set aside.

  • Step 2 

Lightly season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Rub chicken breasts with the marinade mixture. Place chicken breasts on a platter, cover, and refrigerate 3 hours.

  • Step 3 

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Pour half of the reserved rosemary and lemon mixture into a bowl for basting. Cover remaining mixture, and set aside for topping cooked chicken.

  • Step 4 

Grill chicken breasts 4 minutes on each side, basting with rosemary and lemon basting mixture. Remove chicken breasts from grill, and top with small scoops of the remaining topping mixture.

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