Easy Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken Recipe

Simple and easy lemon rosemary grilled chicken will help you get dinner on the table in a flash and have your family raving.  This will absolutely become one of your go-to recipes for both weeknight meals and special dinners.


Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Course: Camping, dinner, entree, Main
Cuisine: American, Chicken, Italian, Mediterranean, Poultry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 394 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Simple and tasty. Perfect for a grill or open campfire.


  • 2 lemons
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken breasts or 1 whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp of dried rosemary or several sprigs of fresh
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • honey to drizzle
  • heavy duty tin foil
  • grill or fire prepared for indirect cooking


  1. Juice one lemon and combine with olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. This will make a thin paste.
  2. Loosen skin of the chicken and rub mixture under skin.
  3. Place chicken on 2 layers of tin foil.
  4. Slice the other lemon into rounds.
  5. Place lemon slices on top of chicken and drizzle with honey.
  6. Close foil packet and place on cooking are of prepared grill or campfire.
  7. Cooking time will vary depending on grill or fire temperature. Cook completely until juices run clear. Check at 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Chicken packets can be prepared a day or two in advance to make cooking at camp super simple. Just remember to keep the chicken chilled.


***  Nutrition information is based on skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts.

Change the number of servings to recalculate ingredients required.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 28.6mg35%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Dexter
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    Closest thing to my grandmothers chicken


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