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Grilled Greek Chicken

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars
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"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
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 4.5 40 140 134 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...

It's a perfect go-to recipe as - is. I recently tripled it, put everything in the blender (used whole cloves of garlic) blended and poured. Using the blender gave a more even coating of spices...

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

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

Made it exactly as written. Easy and delicious!

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

Very easy to make. Awesome marinade. Try it on charcoal grill!!!

Really good recipe, very Basic and Simple! Can adjust with various herbs to suit your tastes. The chicken quarters are great perfect serving with some Greek salad or cold pasta. Cant wait for Su...