close up of plate of grilled chicken topped with a swig of rosemary

Rosemary Chicken | 20 Minute Easy Weeknight Dinner

  • Author: Mealtime Medley
  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill or Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Easy chicken recipe with a flavor packed marinade, Perfect for a weeknight when time is short.



  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 11 ½ lb.)


  1. Place first 5 ingredients in a large Ziploc bag or medium sized bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Add chicken breasts to mixture and coat well.
  3. Let chicken breasts sit in mixture for about 5 minutes.  Remove and place on a plate, trying to keep as much of the mixture on the chicken as possible.  Discard olive oil mixture.
  4. Cook chicken on grill, on a grill pan, or in a frying pan until internal temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit (About 5-6 minutes per side, depending upon thickness).

Keywords: rosemary chicken, easy weeknight dinner