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Grilled Chicken Marinated in Rosemary and Olive Oil

Grilled Chicken Marinated in Rosemary and Olive Oil

  • Prep Time 6 hours
  • Cook Time 40 minutes


  • 2lb – 3-1/2 lb whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, slightly crushed
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 large zip lock bags


  1. Combine extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and rosemary in a small bowl. Extract juice from lemon into marinade adding lemon rind to mixture once completed.
  2. Divide marinade evenly into 2 zip lock bags.
  3. Place 2 pieces of chicken into each zip lock bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Prepare an outdoor grill for grilling. Place the chicken skin side down over medium-low heat for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until skin begins to peel.
  5. Turn chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes until done.
  6. Remove from grill. Let chicken cool to room temperature and chill in refrigerator.