Grilled Greek Chicken
The secret to this simple grilled chicken is a very powerful marinade and 'roasting' it slowly over semi-indirect heat on the grill.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 6cloves garlic (or more to taste), crushed or very finely minced
- 2tablespoons dried oregano
- 1teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½cup lemon juice
- ¼cup olive oil
- 1tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 6chicken leg quarters
- 1lemon, cut into wedges
Step 1Whisk garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, black pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar together in a large bowl.
Step 2Make 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.
Step 3Transfer chicken to paper-towel-lined sheet pan to drain slightly.
Step 4Place 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.