Chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Now you might be asking what makes this Mediterranean?

Well that is quite simple, it is just a dressing of olive oil, lemon, garlic and fresh herbs that are basted on the chicken as it roasts on the grill!

Simple, fresh and fantastic!

I start by prepping 5 whole chicken legs.  By whole, all I mean is that the leg and thigh are still attached

I like to trim away any excess fat and skin

Next they get a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

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Rub the oil into the skin

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Next we will need kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

I also like to use some paprika

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Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

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Then the paprika

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Heat your grill to 350 F

I like a MOM configuration with the burners, that means Medium, Off, Medium

This is cooking in indirect heat

This will essentially turn your grill in to a convection oven

You get the benefits of slow roasted chicken with the bonus of a grilled flavor

I start the chicken meatier side up for the first 10-15 minutes, this way you start the chicken cooking without drying out the best part

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While the chicken is cooking let’s make the basting sauce

We will need 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of fresh oregano, 2 sprigs of thyme, 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to the olive oil

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Remove the oregano leaves and thyme leaves from the stems

Add the leaves and garlic to a food processor and give them a chop

Add this to the oil and lemon juice

Whisk everybody up

Turn your chicken and start basting

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Cook for another 10 minutes before turning again

Continue cooking and and basting your chicken until a thermometer registers around 170-175 F inserted into a thigh

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Remove the chicken from the grill and allow to rest 10 minutes

Brush the legs with any remaining basting liquid and garnish with lemons slices and fresh oregano

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

  • Servings: 5
  • Time: Prep 10 Min, Cook 35-40 Min
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

5 whole chicken legs

a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

1 tablespoon of paprika

For the basting sauce

1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon juiced

2 garlic cloves

1/4 cup of fresh oregano

2 sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

Directions

Trim away any excess fat and skin from 5 whole chicken legs.  Drizzle the legs with extra virgin olive oil and rub it in.  Season the chicken with the kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika

Heat your grill to 350 F.  Cook the chicken over indirect heat with the meatier side up for the first 10-15 minutes

While that’s cooking start making a basting sauce.  In a bowl add in 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

In a food processor add in 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves and the leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh thyme.  Give everybody a chop and add to the oil and lemon juice.  Whisk the ingredients together

Turn your chicken and start basting.  Cook for another 10 minutes before turning again, continue cooking and and basting your chicken until a thermometer registers around 170-175 F inserted into the thigh

Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.  Brush the legs with any remaining basting liquid and garnish with lemons slices and fresh oregano

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Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

ZELITE INFINITY Boning Knife

KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender

ZYLISS Quik Blend Whisk

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3 comments on “Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

  1. foodwasteaced02

    Looks delicious! I love dishes like this, so I’ll try this soon :p

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