Grilled Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts with Green Beans

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This fabulous recipe for Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts uses fragrant rosemary and the citrus flavor of lime to transform a boring meal into a zingy treat. It is ready in just around 20 minutes and the ingredients include apple cider vinegar, limes, rosemary, and garlic.

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Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

If you’re looking for an easy and summery chicken dish, look no further than these Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts.

The quick and versatile grilled chicken recipe delivers great flavor and is healthy and delicious!

The best part about this recipe is the flavors go with just about anything you want to pair with it, including grilled garden vegetables, Oven-Roasted Parmesan Green Beans, leafy green salads, or more substantial sides, such as potato or pasta salad.

To save time, double or triple this recipe for quick lunches or dinners throughout the week.

Key Ingredients for Rosemary-Lime Marinated Chicken

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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  • Fresh ProduceLimes, Oregano, Rosemary, Garlic
  • ProteinBoneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

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Rosemary-Lime Grilled Chicken with Oven-Roasted Green Beans

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Recipe Tips

  • For best results, crush the fresh herbs with your fingers to release their oils before adding them to the marinade.
  • Storing Leftovers: Cool and transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freezing: Cool and wrap the chicken breasts in freezer bags, freezer wrap, or cling film, and place in the freezer. It will last for up to 4 months, just be sure to allow it to thaw fully in the fridge overnight or using the ‘defrost’ setting on your microwave (make sure there are no frozen lumps or cold spots in the middle of the chicken) before reheating until piping hot. Label the package with the name of the dish and the date so you can keep track of your food storage.

How Do I Make Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts?

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Rosemary-Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe

Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This fabulous recipe for Rosemary Lime-Marinated Chicken Breasts uses fragrant rosemary and the citrus flavor of lime to transform a boring meal into a zingy treat.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 (8-oz/225g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. To prepare the marinade, add the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and zest, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt, and black pepper to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Add chicken breasts to a large (1-gallon/4.5-litre) sealable freezer bag and pour marinade mixture over top. Seal bag and turn to coat breasts thoroughly. Place the bag in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour to overnight. Turn the bag a couple times to evenly distribute the marinade during this time.
  3. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and discard excess marinade.
  4. Grill the breasts over medium direct heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once.
  5. Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes before serving with your choice of sides. Enjoy!


  • Tip: For best results, crush the fresh herbs with your fingers to release their oils before adding them to the marinade.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 606mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g

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