Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lemon, Rosemary and Balsamic Grilled Chicken

In the summer we grill at least two nights a week. There's always chicken in my fridge and I'm frequently looking for new ways to grill it. I love it when I find a recipe that uses ingredients I have in my kitchen. Even better when it uses one of the herbs from my herb garden. This recipe does both of those things and it's delicious.

Lemon, Rosemary and Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rosemary leaves
3 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 chicken thighs (I used chicken breasts)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a medium bowl combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, lemon zest and red pepper flakes. Whisk to combine and pour into a 1-gallon resealable food storage plastic bag. Put the chicken thighs in the bag and seal it. Turn to ensure that the chicken is evenly coated, then refrigerate, turning occasionally, for 2 to 4 hours.

Preheat a grill to medium-low and brush the grates lightly with an oil soaked cloth. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Season the chicken well on all sides with salt and pepper, then place on the grill, skin side down. Cook the chicken about 8 to 10 minutes, turn and continue to cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the heat and serve while hot.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum and Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday!


  1. Looks amazing, Julie! Love all the flavors in there!

  2. These flavors go together like a hand in glove. Always, perfect for the grill. We try to grill often in the summer too. I really enjoy it.

    Happy warm weather to you.


  3. This not only sounds great but I have everything to make it! Happy Weekend:@)

  4. What a great flavor combination. You had me hooked with the balsamic vinegar. Gotta try this out! YUM!!

  5. I have had very good luck with Emeril's recipes. This sounds like a delicious recipe for grilled chicken. I actually love chicken thighs. I'm grabbing a copy to try!

  6. This sounds great! I love using balsamic vinegar in marinades.

  7. We would just love your Chicken. The flavor combination is one of my favorites. Great recipe!
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Congratulations Julie!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. I see that you have picked up your Red Plate, enjoy!
    Miz Helen

  9. Hmmmm. That's so funny, this recipe is so similar to one of my latest posts that was inspired by a Martha Stewart Radio recipe I heard,
    I really like this combination, and I'm thinking the addition of the lemon, especially the zest, would just add another level of flavor. Great post!

    I'm a new follower, hope you'll come check out my latest blog too!


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