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Grilled Greek Chicken

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

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

4 h 35 m servings 449 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, black pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar together in a large bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer chicken to paper-towel-lined sheet pan to drain slightly.
  4. 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.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 449 calories; 29.7 g fat; 4.5 g carbohydrates; 40 g protein; 140 mg cholesterol; 134 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I love this marinade. I used this on a big pack of chicken breasts. I pounded the breasts and marinated overnight just because I didn't have time to cook them. Grill them the next day. With ...

Most helpful critical review

Mild flavors but only marinated for 30 minutes. Try again with proper 4 hour wait time.

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I love this marinade. I used this on a big pack of chicken breasts. I pounded the breasts and marinated overnight just because I didn't have time to cook them. Grill them the next day. With ...

Fabulous!! I was only able to marinate our chicken for the minimum of 4 hours but the flavor was very evident. I made NO CHANGES to this recipe. My husband grilled this over a charcoal fire a...

Quick marinade and very citrus it is a very quick way to cook a few chicken thighs

Made it exactly as written. Easy and delicious!

Really good, but need to make just a few minor changes for next time. I need to use fresh garlic and lemon juice next time. Also, way better if it marinated overnight. Lastly, it takes a lot lon...

Mild flavors but only marinated for 30 minutes. Try again with proper 4 hour wait time.

Beautiful Citrus flavor, love the oregano and tang of the white vinegar. I will be making this a lot in the future. thanks for the recipe

This was an excellent recipe! I used chicken thighs and drumsticks, but only because my family does not like chicken leg quarters. I prepared the marinade in the morning and let the chicken ma...

Love this marinade. Charcoal is amazing with this for sure. This is my go to