Grilled Rosemary Chicken

By Jennifer / May 10, 2013
Grilled Rosemary Chicken
Serves: 6
 
Infuse lemony, garlicky chicken with even more flavor by basting it with rosemary branches dipped in olive oil.
Ingredients
  • 2 3–4-pound chickens, each cut into 4 pieces, backbones removed
  • ¾ cup olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice plus 1 lemon
  • 12 rosemary sprigs, divided
  • 10 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large pinch smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Arrange chicken in a glass baking dish. Drizzle with ½ cup oil and lemon juice. Coarsely chop leaves from 10 rosemary sprigs. Toss chopped rosemary and garlic with chicken to coat; season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Cover; chill for 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Build a medium fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Let chicken come to room temperature. Brush off marinade; grill chicken, turning occasionally, until browned and almost cooked through, about 20-22 minutes for legs and thighs, 16–18 minutes for breasts. Pour remaining ¼ cup oil into a small bowl. Dip 2 rosemary sprigs in oil; occasionally baste chicken with sprigs until cooked through, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Let chicken rest for 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Cut lemon in half lengthwise, then cut thinly crosswise into half-moons. Add to chicken with any leftover basting oil; toss to coat.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 450 Fat: 26 g Carbohydrates: 6 g Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 179 mg Protein: 44 g
 

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