Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Grilled Chicken with Lemon, Honey and Rosemary

I sure hope you've been taking advantage of your grill this summer!

I love the freshness that can be created with a grill. Yeah, I know. That's something that doesn't really make sense to me either. But this chicken was just so...fresh tasting! The honey gave the right amount of sweetness, the lemon added a bright note, and the rosemary was the perfect compliment to everything. It's a really easy and quick chicken recipe that goes great with so many things, especially grilled zucchini and potatoes. And it's a healthy way to prepare chicken so...what's not to love!

(And if you don't have a grill, you can use the broiler setting in your oven to get similar results. Use a little liquid smoke in your marinade to cheat the smokey flavor.)  

Lemon, Honey and Rosemary Grilled Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

juice from 2 lemons or 1/2 c lemon juice
1/4 c olive oil
3 TB honey
1/2 tsp rosemary
pinch onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Mix marinade ingredients together. Reserve 1/4 c and set aside.
2. Place chicken into zip-top bag and pour over the marinade. Turn chicken to coat and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour in refrigerator.
3. Grill over high heat for a couple minutes then transfer to medium heat to finish cooking until chicken is no longer pink. Baste with reserved marinade about two minutes before the chicken is done.

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