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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”

  1. This makes me want to have BBQ and make some margaritas ASAP. YUM!

  2. Krissy's Creations — May 17, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    Lemon and Rosemary is the best combination for Chicken. What a great recipe!

  3. Kiran @ — May 18, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    This is so summery!! Love grilled chicken :)

  4. Sues — May 18, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    What a beautiful meal!! I rarely make chicken because I get bored by it… But I definitely would not be bored by this! And the grill marks are so pretty :)

  5. JulieD — May 18, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    Love this! We love to grill chicken and this one is going to be a keeper, Maria!

  6. I’m always on the lookout for great grilled chicken recipes. This looks so tasty!

  7. PinkLady — May 20, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Just made this dish. It was easy and delicious.

  8. First of all, I LOVE honey on my chicken. It really does go with everything! Secondly, baked beans always complete a summer bbq :)

  9. Elissa — May 22, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    I made this and it is delicious! I let it marinate for over an hour. I’ll make this again and again :)

  10. marla — May 23, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    We need this for dinner tonight!

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  13. Beth — May 24, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight, and it was great!! The flavors blended together perfectly!

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  15. Anne — May 26, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I made this yesterday and it was delicious!! It smelled so good while grilling too – when I opened the lid to flip the chicken over, it smelled wonderful. Thank you for a great marinade recipe!

  16. Kristina Vanni — May 29, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    It’s barbecue season! So simple yet classic! Can’t wait to try this!

  17. Boomer — June 3, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    I am a big fan of the grill and make a lot of marinades. This one is waaaaaaayyyy too sweet for me

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  20. Leah — June 16, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    AMAZING! My family said it was the best chicken they’ve ever had!

  21. Sarah — June 23, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    Made this tonight with grilled corn, a buttermilk-yogurt dressed salad and thyme seasoned zucchini and squash. This chicken dish was so simple yet so flavorful and unbelievably moist! Its now in my go-to chicken recipe book!

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  23. Kristie — August 21, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada! My husband and I made this for dinner tonight and absolutely loved it! Great job :) I’m a new fan of your blog!!!

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