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Published on September 06, 2022

chicken breast with sage and lemon

Recipe: Grilled Lemon-Sage Chicken

Fresh sage and rosemary add flavor to grilled chicken. Tomato halves and corn on the cob can grill along with the chicken.

Grilled Lemon-Sage Chicken

Serves: 6


For the chicken:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each)
  • 6 lemon slices, cut in half (optional)
  • Fresh sage leaves (optional)

For the marinade:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed
  • 2 or 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the marinade ingredients.
  2. Discard all the visible fat from the chicken. Put the chicken with the smooth side up between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using a tortilla press, the smooth side of a meat mallet, or a rolling pin, lightly flatten the chicken to a thickness of ¼ inch, being careful not to tear the meat. Add to the marinade. Seal the bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 8 hours, turning occasionally. Discard the marinade.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  4. Grill the chicken for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.
  5. To serve, garnish with the lemon slices and sage leaves, if using.

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Sodium: 268mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Sugar 0g

Source: The StayWell Company

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