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Dad's Lemony Grilled Chicken Recipe

Dad's Lemony Grilled Chicken Recipe

Lemon juice, onions and garlic add tangy flavor to chicken when firing up the grill. — Mike Schulz, Tawas City, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (2 pounds)
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (2 pounds)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until blended; stir in onions. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Place chicken on grill rack, skin side up. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 15 minutes. Turn; grill 15-20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken drumstick and thigh equals 528 calories, 39 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 129 mg cholesterol, 318 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.