Simple Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Chicken Half. Carin Krasner/Stockbyte/Getty Images
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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This easy split chicken is grilled with lemon, garlic, rosemary, and butter.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Prepare the grill; place an oiled rack 4 to 6 inches above medium coals.
  2. Combine the oil, butter, lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, and salt. Brush the chicken inside and out with 1/4 cup of the seasoned butter.
  3. Place the chickens on the grill, bone side down.
  4. Baste chicken halves frequently with the remaining butter mixture and turn every 10 minutes.
  5. Grill for 30 to 40 minutes in all, or until chicken is tender and juices run clear with pierced with a fork.

    Meat and Poultry Temperature Chart

    Sprinkle well with pepper and serve.

    Serves 4.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 1266
    Total Fat 86 g
    Saturated Fat 34 g
    Unsaturated Fat 38 g
    Cholesterol 358 mg
    Sodium 216 mg
    Carbohydrates 14 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 106 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)