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Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Beasts

Lemon juice, lemon zest and roasted red pepper flakes give the tartness and heat to these chicken breast filet. Herb and a seasonings give an extra flavor for mild barbecue taste.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Julia Ann



  • 2 chicken beasts boneless
  • ¼ c olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh lemon
  • 1 clove garlic large clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon roasted red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon whole rosemary leaves dried
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or parsley


  • Cut the chicken breasts into 3-4 strips.
  • Make the marinade, barbecue sauce, by mixing the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic , crushed roasted red peppers and dried whole rosemary in a small mixing bowl.
    Add salt and pepper, more or less to taste. Whisk to blend.
    Place the chicken in shallow glass bowl; pour marinade over the chicken pieces.
    Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour to 4 hours.
    Preheat the oven broiler (or use a grill).
    Prepare broiler pan by covering with aluminum foil.
    Place chicken strips on broiler pan.
    Cook under hot broiler or on the grill for 6-8 minutes, turning until tender.
    Put on serving plate garnished with rosemary, parsley sprig or lemon wedge,


The right internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° F.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 1mg