Lemon-garlic grilled chicken



10 min


50 min



This recipe originally ran in Chatelaine more than 10 years ago. We've subbed fresh rosemary for dried, but otherwise it's still our all-time favourite grilled chicken recipe.


  • 8 skin-on, bone-in pieces of chicken , excess fat removed
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary , coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • ARRANGE chicken in a 9×13-in. baking dish. Whisk lemon juice with oil, garlic powder, rosemary and salt. Season with fresh pepper. Pour over chicken. Turn to coat evenly. Marinate at room temperature for 20 min or refrigerate up to 4 hours.
  • PREHEAT barbecue to high. Oil grill. Remove chicken from marinade. Place chicken, skin-side down, on grill. Reduce heat to medium-low. Barbecue, with lid closed, 10 min. Turn chicken and continue to grill, lid closed, until chicken feels springy when pressed, 10 to 12 more min. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 135,
  • Protein
  • 11 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Sodium
  • 120 mg.

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