Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

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Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

Grilling chicken breasts on a bed of rosemary sprigs is an effective and easy way to infuse them with flavor. Savory black olive paste, contrasted with a sweet confit of caramelized onion, provides a sophisticated finish.

Serves 4

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 55 min.


  • Sweet & Sour Onion Jam, (recipe follows)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed of fat (1-1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 large spri fresh rosemary
  • 4 teaspoons black olive paste, (see Ingredient note)

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Prepare Sweet & Sour Onion Jam.

Step 2

Prepare a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill.

Step 3

Rub chicken breasts with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place rosemary sprigs on the grill and lay a chicken breast over each one. Grill until chicken is browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn, keeping rosemary under chicken, and grill until no trace of pink remains in the center, about 5 minutes more. Discard rosemary. Serve chicken with black olive paste and the onion jam.