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Smoky Garlic and Spice Chicken Recipe

Smoky Garlic and Spice Chicken Recipe

A soy sauce-based marinade gives this moist, crispy chicken rich flavor. To make chicken satay, I vary the ingredients a bit and marinate the meat longer.—Tina Repak Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 1 hr. + standing YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), split in half lengthwise

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine first eight ingredients. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on the grill rack to coat lightly. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan.
  • 3. Place chicken cut side down over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 170-175°, turning occasionally. Let stand 10 minutes before carving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

7 ounces cooked chicken: 396 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein

Reviews for Smoky Garlic and Spice Chicken

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"EXCELLENT in my opinion. My younger son is very critical of food that is not one of my own recipes but after he ate this chicken he said that it was GREAT!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"This is a great marinade for just about any poultry. The cumin really makes the taste pop. We used Cornish game hens instead of chicken. They didn't come out very crispy, but DH thinks it may have been his fault, not the marinade's. Will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"This marinade is really good on grilled cornish game hens."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"I just was looking through my taste of home magazines for this recipe. I have made this several times we really enjoy this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Talk about flavor!!! I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"This was awesome! We cut the chicken and set it in a fish basket to BBQ under indirect heat! YUMMY!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"I was looking for a different way (other than BBQ) to make chicken on the bone on the grill and this recipe fit the bill nicely. I used chicken thighs instead of Cornish hens, which cut the cooking time significantly. Good flavor, but too spicy for my kids, who ate hot dogs instead. I didn't regret making this but I don't think I would again, mainly because I need something the whole family can enjoy."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.