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Rosemary Bricked Grilled Chicken

This is a succulent Rosemary Bricked Grilled Chicken recipe made famous by Chef Bobby Flay. It offers perfectly seasoned, tender chicken with a hint of citrus and aromatic rosemary, made even more delectable by grilling to perfection. No bricks needed for this adaptation.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (excluding optional marination time up to 4 hours)
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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2 (3-pound) chickens, butterflied
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)


Create the marinade by whisking together olive oil, fresh lemon juice, finely chopped garlic, and freshly chopped rosemary leaves in a large baking dish.
Place the butterflied chickens in the dish and turn to coat thoroughly with the marinade.
Cover the dish and allow the chickens to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 4 hours for deeper flavor.
Preheat your grill to medium heat in preparation for cooking.
Remove the chickens from the marinade, blotting off any excess oil with paper towels.
Generously season both sides of the chickens with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Place the marinated chickens on the grill, skin-side down, and cook without bricks for 8 to 10 minutes.
Carefully turn the chickens over and continue to grill, covered, for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
Allow the grilled chicken to rest for 10 minutes before cutting into quarters to allow the juices to redistribute.
Serve the chicken quarters with optional lemon wedges for an extra burst of citrus flavor.


It is traditionally recommended to use bricks wrapped in foil to press the chicken down on the grill, but this recipe is adapted to cook beautifully even without the bricks.
Marinating time can greatly influence the depth of flavor—longer marinating means more robust taste.
The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius) to ensure it is fully cooked.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 1 hour (minimum for marination)
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 quarter chicken
  • Calories: Est. 600 kcal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: Est. 124mg
  • Fat: Est. 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 65g
  • Cholesterol: 195mg

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