Broiled (Or Barbecued) Chicken With Lemon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is adapted from Perfect Greek a collection of essential recipes. You can broil the chicken or grill on the back yard barbecue. Note: The times indicated do not include marinating time of at least 2 hours.


  1. Prick the skin of the chicken quarters all over with a fork. Place the chicken in a zip bag and add the lemon juice, oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Reserve the zest for garnishing later.
  2. Close the bag and shake and squish contents to mix well and coat the chicken. Let rest in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the broiler or barbecue. Baste chicken with marinade periodically and broil or grill at least 30 - 40 minutes, or until done (the juices will run clear when pierced with a skewer).
  4. Serve hot, with lemon zest sprinkled over the chicken.
Most Helpful

We really like this chicken. I was lucky enough to find a tiny chicken that I just cut in half for the two of us. It marinated around 4 hours before grilling.

threeovens July 17, 2013

Very yummy chicken! I love to grill, and this is a great recipe....I couldn't find chicken leg quarters in anything less than a 10 lb bag, so I bought thighs and drumsticks. Cut the cooking time down a bit, but left the marinating time alone. I ended up with about 5 hours marinating time. The chicken turned out wonderfully moist and smokey from the grill. Made for Best of 2010 Tag!

breezermom February 20, 2011

Will make often,we loved this chicken.Thanks

lin1 August 03, 2010