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Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Memorial Day is right around the corner. Is your grill ready? We love grilling out, especially on holidays. It is tradition. Josh always “mans” the grill. One of his favorite recipes to serve up is this Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken. It is great to serve at parties because it goes with everything and everyone loves it.

This recipe is super easy to make, which makes it perfect for summer parties. You can make it in advance because the chicken needs to marinate for at least 30 minutes and can marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Remove the chicken from the marinade when your grill is hot and ready!

We like to serve this Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Bush’s Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin’ Beans. The beans are a great side for your Memorial Day BBQ!

“Grillin’ Bold this Memorial Day? Bush’s has the beans for it. Come join the cookout with Cookin’ Canuck and Hoosier Homemade sponsored by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans.”  Link up your recipe and enter to win a great giveaway! I am linking up this Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken recipe! Happy Grilling!

Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Yield: Serves 4

This Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken is perfect for any barbecue!


1/2 cup honey
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Extra olive oil, for brushing the grill


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper.

2. Place the chicken breasts in a large Ziploc bag. Pour honey-lemon-rosemary mixture into the bag and mix around until chicken breasts are well-coated. Place the bag in the refrigerator and let marinate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.

3. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and brush the grill with olive oil. Remove the chicken breasts from the bag and place on the grill. Discard the marinade.

4. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from grill and serve warm.

Note-we served Bush's Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin' Beans on the side!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but our thoughts and opinions are our own. 

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90 Responses to “Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken”

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  1. Oh my, that chicken has me hungry early this morning!

  2. Blog is the New Black — May 16, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    This is one of my fav ways to prepare chicken. Delish!

  3. mira — May 16, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    This sounds delicious but u left out the salt and black pepper?when do we put that in? Does this honey,lemon n rosemary chicken have a sweet n sour taste to it?..thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

      Thanks for catching that! I updated the recipe:) The chicken is slightly sweet with a hint of lemon and rosemary.

  4. It looks delicious, and your pictures are just beautiful!

  5. Cookbook Queen — May 16, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Perfect for our summer cookouts!! Can’t wait to try this 😉

  6. Amy — May 16, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I’m keeping a list of all the great chicken grilling recipes I’m seeing. This one is going on the list!

  7. naomi — May 16, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    This looks awesome! I love how healthy it is – a perfect balance to all my cupcake eating. :)

  8. Julia {The Roasted Root} — May 16, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    I’m loving all these grilling recipes I’m seeing! Your chicken looks fabulous – awesome glaze and delicious marinade!

  9. Jennifer — May 16, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    I love, LOVE rosemary and chicken. This looks like a great, healthy recipe.

  10. Rachel Cooks — May 16, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Looks great, perfect summer flavors.

  11. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 16, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Chicken is by far my absolute favorite grilled item. Looks fantastic!

  12. Lauren — May 16, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Perfect for summer grilling!

  13. Jennifer | Mother Thyme — May 16, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    I love the smell of chicken on the grill! I love this combination; perfect for summer!

  14. Erica — May 16, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    This meal screams summer! I am so ready for baked beans. Bush’s definitely are the best (next to homemade). The chicken looks perfect

  15. kelley — May 16, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    I love this time of year when we do most of our dinners on the grill! Honey and rosemary is such a classic combo, love it!

  16. Kristen — May 16, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    I love honey lemon and rosemary and on chicken? All the better! Looks delicious!

  17. Margarita — May 16, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    I’m addicted to rosemary these days and putting them on everything! This looks like a good one to try!

  18. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 16, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Your chicken is so perfectly grilled Maria…it looks like a chicken ad piece of chicken :)

  19. Stephanie — May 16, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I normally make my honey lemon rosemary chicken in the oven, but grilling makes the chicken look so pretty!

  20. great summertime dinner!

  21. Yum!! I love grilled chicken, and these flavors sound wonderful together! Will be trying this over the summer for sure!

  22. Tracey — May 16, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Oh yum, I love simple grilled chicken recipes. Great combination of flavors Maria!

  23. katrina — May 16, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    LOVE the idea of the honey with the rosemary! I usually make lemon/olive oil/ and rosemary chicken but this is a must try. Many thanks :)

  24. Ann P. — May 16, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    Perfect for summer, and something my kid in-laws would love! They are somewhat picky eaters, but you are right–this is simple, easy, goes with everything, and everyone would love it!

  25. Deliciously Organic — May 16, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    So simple and fresh! Love it!

  26. Katie @ Epicurean Mom — May 16, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Mmmmmm! I love honey chicken!

  27. Deborah — May 16, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    I always have to do a double take when I see meat on your site! Love this recipe, though, and can’t wait to fire up the grill!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

      Josh eats meat so sometimes I allow it on the blog…ha!

  28. Honey/lemon dressings are my absolute favorite!! They make everything taste so delicious. I am also slightly obsessed with rosemary so I will definitely be trying this.


  29. Mmmm, great combo of flavors!

  30. New Orleans Honey — May 16, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    #3 calls for canola oil. I don’t see it listed in ingredients. Is the olive oil supposed to be canola oil?

    • Two Peas replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

      Thanks for catching that. I updated the recipe! The oil is used to brush the grill.

  31. This is so perfect for summer – I am ready to get the grill fired up!

  32. Pam — May 16, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    That is my kind of dinner! It all looks so good.

  33. My grill is ready too! I gotta try those beans, they look really tasty.

  34. kitchen essence — May 17, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    thats so yummy! Do you have a post on baked beans? homemade?

  35. kitchen essence — May 17, 2012 @ 2:34 am

    That chicken looks really yummy! I’m going to try it.

  36. kitchen essence — May 17, 2012 @ 2:34 am

    I could eat all of them

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  38. This looks so good!

  39. Wow, this marinade sounds great!! We are addicted to grilling right now, so are excited to give this one a try :)

  40. Wenderly — May 17, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Sounds like the perfect chicken recipe! YUM!

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