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Dad’s Lemony Grilled Chicken

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.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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)


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients until blended; stir in onions. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Prepare grill for indirect heat. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in dish. Place chicken on grill rack, skin side up. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 15 minutes. Turn; grill until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, 15-20 minutes longer, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken drumstick and thigh: 528 calories, 39g fat (8g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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