GRILLED CHICKEN WITH LEMON

Best tasting grilled chicken, use breasts with or without the bone; can also substitute legs or wings. marinade of lemon, garlic and oregano imparts a mouth watering flavor. I usually double the marinade recipe as it freezes very well.
bbq chicken breasts

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1-6 servings 1-6 half chicken breasts 1-6 servings
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 125 mL
1/4 cup olive oil 50 mL
2 tsp dried oregano 10 mL
1 tsp salt 5 mL
1/2 tsp pepper 2 mL
4 large garlic cloves, minced 4
1/2 tsp ground coriander 2 mL


Combine all the marinade ingredients in a jar and shake very, very, well. Put chicken in freezer bag, shake marinade again as the lemon and oil do separate, add about 1/2 cup marinade or enough to thoroughly coat both sides. Refrigerate 1 - 4 hours (turn them occasionally). Remove chicken from marinade and Grill on medium heat:

Chicken breast on the bone - 25-30 minutes (medium size 25 min., large breast 30  min.).   Start bone side down for 10 minutes, flip and grill for 5 minutes (watch for flare-up), turn back to bone side for  remaining 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. 

Chicken boneless - 13 minutes, turning occassionally. 

NOTES:  I have found that blending the marinade in a blender or food processor does help it from separating.
Double or Triple the marinade recipe, pour into muffin tin and freeze. (I usually buy the foil ones, easy to remove once frozen).  When frozen, remove from muffin tin and store in ziplock freezer bag. One frozen cube (about 1/4 cup) is enough for one whole chicken breasts.

My preference is chicken on the bone.  Love the chispy skin and nibbling on the bones, yummy...     

 


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