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How to Tenderly Grill Boneless Chicken Breasts

Adapted from Guiliano Hazan's, Hazan Family Favorites, a recipe for grilling a very tender chicken breast with rosemary, olive oil and lemon.
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Crush garlic.Finely chop rosemary (or just lay into oil in small pieces) Add olive oil, lemon for marinade.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken. Reserve a few tablespoons of marinade for the grilling process.
  • Marinate chicken at room temperature for 45 minutes or in refrigerator for 2 hours. I like to bring my chicken to room temperature before grilling, and use a hot grill. A cold chicken will not cook easily inside.
  • Heat the grill very hot. Put chicken on grill. Turn to medium hot after the chicken gets a nice sear. Turn over after 8 minutes and cook for another 5-7 minutes. (Depending on how thick the chicken in).


I used the same ingredients as the original recipe and just altered the technique slightly. Timing for cooking will depend on your type of grill.