Rating: 5 stars
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

The secret to this simple grilled chicken is a very powerful marinade and 'roasting' it slowly over semi-indirect heat on the grill.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, black pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar together in a large bowl.

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  • Make 2 slashes on the skin side down to the bone in the thigh section and 1 in the leg section of each leg quarter. This will help infuse pieces with marinade and allow faster cooking on the grill. Season both sides of chicken generously with kosher salt. Transfer to bowl with marinade and thoroughly coat all sides. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 4 to 12 hours.

  • Transfer chicken to paper-towel-lined sheet pan to drain slightly.

  • Place leg quarters on grill skin side down over semi-direct heat (avoid intense direct heat so chicken cooks evenly and skin doesn't burn). Cook 6 or 7 minutes. Turn chicken and cook another 6 to 7 minutes. Continue cooking and turning until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 8 to 10 more minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Chef's Note:

This is so flavorful that you really don't need a sauce, but some fresh lemon is nice, as is a spicy yogurt. Just squeeze a little lemon into some nice thick, Greek yogurt, spike it with hot sauce, and you have a perfect condiment.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 40g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 29.7g; cholesterol 139.8mg; sodium 133.7mg. Full Nutrition
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