Lemon Rosemary Chicken

by Sharon on October 8, 2018

I love flavourful, healthy, gluten free chicken recipes and this fall inspired Lemon Rosemary Chicken is a favourite in my kitchen. Woodsy and citrusy, the aroma alone will win you over.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken breast laying on thinly slice lemon with fresh rosemary and cut lemons in the background.


This Lemon Rosemary Chicken is a useful recipe to serve with a delicious side dish or shred and throw into a soup. It is tender with lots of fresh fall flavour.

Look no further for a great gluten free chicken recipe!


This fresh tasting chicken goes perfectly with this sweet potato gratin and was super easy to prepare. Lemon and rosemary is such a nice combination and makes your chicken much more fancy schmancy. And yes, schmancy is word. It means very, very fancy. 😉


I used the juice of one lemon, added in olive oil, fresh chopped rosemary and sea salt and pepper.

Shake it all together in a small mason jar.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken marinade in a mason jar

Season the chicken with sea salt and pepper and then pour on the marinade. With your hands, give everything a good rub down, then give your hands a good rub down with some soap and water. Why? Because salmonella sucks, that’s why!

Pop the chicken into the fridge and let it sit for a minimum of three hours for all the lemony goodness to absorb.

The result is juicy, tender chicken with a nice hit of citrus. The rosemary added that beautiful woody aroma and this chicken goes so nicely with my gratin

Side note: Taking these shots of the chicken was like aromatherapy!

I think I may start wearing rosemary as perfume. 🙂

*Originally posted November 13, 2014. Updated October 08, 2018*

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Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes, gluten free chicken recipes
Servings: 4
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 rosemary sprig chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • sea salt & pepper
  1. Season chicken with sea salt & pepper and place them in a glass container with a lid
  2. Shake the remaining ingredients in a small mason jar then pour over chicken breasts and massage
  3. Store, covered in the fridge for at least 3 hours
  4. Preheat oven to 375 and cook chicken for 25 minutes, checking to ensure there is no pink left in the centre
  5. Serve 

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

afracooking November 15, 2013 at 6:19 am
These pictures look amazing - so fresh and bright. What a lovely simple recipe!
Sharon November 15, 2013 at 10:23 am
Thanks! I appreciate that :) Healthy cooking is so much less daunting when you keep it simple.

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