Monday, June 7, 2010

Tuscan Lemon Chicken


I've made this recipe many times, but always I made it in the oven instead of grill. This past weekend I decided to grill it, and it was the best decision ever!!! It was so delicious, full of flavor and with that smoky flavor that only you can get when you grill. If you happen to have a gas grill, like me, you'll have to adjust the cooking timing. (It grills more slowly than charcoal)


Ingredients:

1 (3 1/2-pound) chicken, flattened
Kosher salt
1/3 cup good olive oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, halved


Directions:

Sprinkle the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt on each side. Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, and 2 teaspoons pepper in a small measuring cup. Place the chicken in a ceramic or glass dish just large enough to hold it flat. Pour the lemon marinade over the chicken, turning it in the dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Turn the chicken 2 or 3 times while marinating.

When ready to grill, prepare a hot charcoal fire on 1 side of a grill (or turn a gas grill on low heat). Spread 1/4 of the coals across the other side of the grill. Place the chicken on the cooler side, skin side up, and weigh it down with the dish you used for marinating. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until the underside is golden brown. Turn the chicken skin side down, weight again with the dish, and cook for another 12 to 15 minutes, until the skin is golden brown and the chicken is cooked through. Place the lemon halves on the cool side of the grill, cut side down for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove the chicken to a plate or cutting board, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Cut in quarters, sprinkle with salt, and serve with the grilled lemon halves.

Enjoy!


Source: Recipe Courtesy of Ina Garten - "Back to basics"

6 comments:

ANGELICA BERTIN said...

Hola yo aqui nuevamente lejos de Chile
amiga creo que esta muy sabrosa tu receta espero que me resulte que en casa la parrilla la toca solo mi marido
Besos
http://comidachile.blogspot.com/

Pilar said...

Se ve delicioso, yo no soy muy amiga del pollo, tuve sobredosis cuando mas joven, pero sin duda que saca de apuro.

stefania.confidential said...

buonissimo.. :)

Blo said...

Hola, primera vez que visito tu blog. Ese pollo se ve delicioso la verdad, gracias por compartir la receta :)

The Shulls said...

Gracias a todas por sus comentarios!!!

Saludos de bienvenida para Stefania y Blo!!

Annie said...

Se ve muy tentador el pollo.
Besos