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.
- 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.
- Close the bag and shake and squish contents to mix well and coat the chicken. Let rest in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
- 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).
- Serve hot, with lemon zest sprinkled over the chicken.
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.
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!
Will make often,we loved this chicken.Thanks