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Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Chef John
"The secret to this simple grilled chicken is a very powerful marinade and 'roasting' it slowly over semi-indirect heat on the grill."

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic (or more to taste), crushed or very finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  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.