Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic Grilled Chicken

Don't you just love the summer months
when you can sit outside during the evening
and enjoy a meal cooked on the grill?
Oh how I love the scent of burgers, steaks, and chicken
cooking on a hot sizzling grill.
Mmmm. . . the smell of  summer :)

The other week my husband and I tried a delicious new marinade
and oh my, was it ever tasty!
Typically I will eat only one small piece of chicken and be quite content,
but this marinade was so yummy that I actually ate another half piece of chicken.

Along with the chicken I made some vegetable kabobs 
which consisted of yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, 
jalapenos, onions, corn on the cob, and pablono peppers.
Normally I'm not a tomato-kind-of-girl,
but the tomatoes on the kabobs were oh-so-tasty.
I let the vegeables sit in some Italian dressing before grilling
and the flavor was just right.

Now for the marinade recipe. . .

Chicken Marinade:

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 medium cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary
finely grated lemon zest from 1 medium size lemon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a ziplock bag,
seal it and shake it up.
Add the chicken {I used chicken tenders}
and allow it to chill for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
The marinade should be enough for 2 pounds of chicken.

Cook the chicken on the grill and enjoy!

Happy day to you,
sweet friends!
{{ hugs }}


quakerhillfarm said...

This looks so yummy! I am always on the lookout for lighter calorie recipes and this one looks delicious! Beautiful pics!

quakerhillfarm said...

I am pinning!

mamasmercantile said...

Now that really does look delicious. A great marinade.

Summer said...

Yum! What a delicious looking meal ♥


KimM said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I think we'll try it!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I make that marinade recipe, only I add a little honey for a bit of sweetness. Your meal looks yummy. I love the smell, taste and layer Rosemary gives to a meal. Have a delightful week.

Lisa said...

This sounds like the perfect summer dinner! I love the idea of the veggie kabobs too.

Bernideen said...

I am printing this one out! Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! What a perfect recipe for summer days :) We love grilling out and actually tend to do so even in the autumn and winter, simply because the warmth from the fire feels so good. So I am always looking out for new and tasty recipes to try, especially chicken recipes as that is the meat that we tend to eat the most of. {{smiles}}

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe, Stephanie! I'm sure I'll be trying it out soon...hope you're enjoying a lovely week so far! Hugs and blessings to you ♥

Anonymous said...

That looks so tasty!!! Yum!

Linda said...

Y.U.M.M.Y. Thank you for sharing sweet friend.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

My mouth is watering! I'm with you -- I love grilling and eating outside! It all seems to taste so much better. Thanks for the recipe -- will be trying this as u love all these flavors.

Debbie said...

this looks really good!! i prefer to make vegetable kabobs, like you did, and cook the chicken separately, since the cooking times for each are different. chicken can be tricky to cook on the grill. it all looks beautiful plated!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Oh this looks so delicious and the perfect summer time dinner.
So refreshing yet filling. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Going to pin this to my dinner ideas. Have a great day sweet friend. Blessings xo

Anne Payne said...

Delicioso!!! I'm coming to your place for dinner ;)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
You marinade for chicken looks and sounds so good. I will have to pin to give it a try. We love grilling season here and grilled chicken is one of our favorites.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Julie xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm like you and so enjoy cooking seasonal meals, my sweet friend. I have everything to make this fabulous looking marinated chicken. Thanks for sharing the goodness with us. The veggies look especially good, too, and so colorful on the pretty plate. Love and hugs, Kitty

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This sounds just like the chicken I made last night! Here is another way to have the chicken....grill whole cobs of corn and then cut the kernels off into a bowl of salad greens. Add some avocado, grated parmesan, the chicken and any olive oil/lemon dressing and you have a delicious salad. If I didn't just have it, I'd want this chicken tonight!

Manu said...

Wow the colors are so wonderful!
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Tamago said...

Oooh your grilled chicken and vegetable kabob look so yummy! Your marinade sounds so good. I love the smell of rosemary :-)
My husband makes grilled dinner often in summer. I love grilled tomatoes! Your post made me crave for some grilled veggies. Gotta request to my husband :-)

Vee said...

That looks so delicious. I love rosemary so this marinade would appeal to me.

Jill said...

Using Italian dressing for marinade is one of my favorite things! I use it often and love roasted vegetables :-)
Great pictures! Enjoy your evening.


Bernideen said...

Have the chicken on the grill now - also added 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Thanks again! My son marinates his steaks in Italian dressing too.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks so delicious, dear Stephanie! I love rosemary and lemon.....mmmmm! The grilled veggies look tasty, too. Love the idea of marinating them in Italian dressing :) Pinning this! Hugs xo Karen

Michele said...

Your meal looks heavenly!

I had a boring bowl of rice for dinner tonight, haha.

Thanks for the recipe, we have an herb garden and just this morning when watering it I told myself I have GOT to get using the rosemary - the thyme, basil and oregano I use often - the dill occassionally but I usually use my powdered rosemary. It's easy and I don't have to deal with the sticks - but the way you used it we're definately trying soon!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Stephanie,
This chicken dish sounds absolutely delicious! I love Rosemary--one of my favorite spices! I tried to grow it, bought the most beautiful big plant but I could not keep it alive! I can imagine that it is very tasty as a chicken marinade. Can't wait to try that on the grill! thank you so much for posting this recipe--I need a change... a chicken change! Hope all is well!

Anna said...

Perfect for a hot day !
Have a yummy day ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

There is something very special about the tastes of summer. To me, it's not just the taste and feel of corn on the cob, the sweetness of watermelon, the tang of ripe tomatoes roasted on the grill...it's about the people involved. Oh how stories are made up of people, places and things! And words are the tools that give them all shape.

Enjoy another beautiful summer day dearest Stephanie!

Mrs. W. said...

Dear Stephanie,

Your meal looks beautiful as well as delicious! What lovely colors of vegetables!

Summer is such an exciting time to enjoy meals outdoors. I am happy to see how you are enjoying time with your family.


Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy this looks soooooo good! And I do love everything about summer but the HEAT! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Thank you for sharing your delicious looking recipe. I have all the ingredients just have to have a go!
Have a great week :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Yummy! This looks so delicious! I love grilling, especially since my husband does it! hee, hee A good marinade can make all the difference, and yours sounds wonderful. I love roasted vegetables, but we don't normally grill them. I just got a pan for grilling them on the grill; looking forward to using it.
Blessings to you, sweet friend. xo Deborah

Amy at love made my home said...

That sounds delicious! Very summery too especially with the vegetables too! xx

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh my goodness--I should not have looked at your yummy recipe on an empty stomach! Looks so delicious, I am partial to rosemary and especially on chicken! Blessings to you, sweet friend!

donna said...

Looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing we are going to have to try this one.

Conniecrafter said...

We too just love to grill out, and this sure looks delicious!!! I am not a tomato kind of gal either, but I do love salsa, that is how I get tomatoes in my diet :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, this looks delicious! I really must get a new grill before summer is over!

Red Rose Alley said...

This looks sooo delicious, Stephanie. Chicken is a favorite of mine, and it's nice to find new ways of cooking it. Rosemary and lemon, I'll have to try that sometime. :)


Karen said...

Looks great! The perfect summer meal.

Margie said...

YUM! The china junkie in me is also admiring the blue and white plate. HA!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such delightful fare you have created! I love how you masterfully placed the food on the plate, and how marvelous it looks... another piece of chicken indeed, of course! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm writing it down. I'm a fan of anything rosemary! Your vegetable kebobs looked amazing too... isn't it nice to find meals that don't take much time, but are so pleasing to the palate :) Blessings and hugs to you today dear Stephanie!

Sandy said...

This is one of the prettiest and delicious plates of food I have seen in a very long time. Definitely going to try it all Stephanie!!
I don't know what your husband did you catch you but he definitely won first prize!!
Sandy xx

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