Simple Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Chicken Half. Carin Krasner/Stockbyte/Getty Images
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

This easy split chicken is grilled with lemon, garlic, rosemary, and butter.


  • 2 broiler chickens, split, about 5 to 6 pounds total
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare the grill; place an oiled rack 4 to 6 inches above medium coals.

  3. Combine the oil, butter, lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, and salt. Brush the chicken inside and out with 1/4 cup of the seasoned butter.

  4. Place the chickens on the grill, bone side down.

  5. Baste chicken halves frequently with the remaining butter mixture and turn every 10 minutes.

  6. Grill for 30 to 40 minutes in all, or until chicken is tender and juices run clear with pierced with a fork.

Sprinkle well with pepper and serve.

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