Grilled Chicken

This Brazilian grilled chicken main dish recipe comes with flavor to spare from a garlic, salt, and olive oil mixture.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
2 hrs
Grill:
50 mins
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Grilled Chicken

Ingredients
1
3 pound broiler-fryer chicken, halved
3
cloves garlic, quartered
2
teaspoons salt
1/3
cup olive oil
1
lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Slightly flatten the chicken halves and place them in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. In a blender or food processor, blend or process the garlic and salt to make a paste. With blender or processor running, slowly add olive oil. Pour the oil mixture over chicken halves, turning chicken to coat both sides. Loosen breast skin and rub oil mixture under skin. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place chicken, bone side down, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F). (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.) Serve chicken with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Grilled Chicken)
    Per serving:
  • 649 kcal cal.,
  • 51 g fat
  • (12 g sat. fat,
  • 9 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 27 g monounsatured fat),
  • 172 mg chol.,
  • 1293 mg sodium,
  • 2 g carb.,
  • 43 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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