Grilled Garlic, Lemon and Pepper Butterflied Chicken

Five ingredients combine to create a simply delicious marinade for a whole chicken prepared on the grill.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 9 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
1/4
cup fresh lemon juice
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons cracked black pepper
6
cloves garlic, crushed
1
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Place chicken, breast side down, on cutting board. With kitchen scissors (or sharp knife), cut along one side of backbone from neck to tail, then cut along other side of backbone and remove bone.
  • 2 Turn chicken breast side up, and place flat with legs and wings to the sides. Press down on breast bone with palm of hand to flatten chicken.
  • 3 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix remaining ingredients. Place chicken, breast side down, in bag; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight to marinate, turning once or twice.
  • 4 Heat gas or charcoal grill on high heat at least 15 minutes before adding chicken.
  • 5 Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Reduce grill heat to medium. Place chicken, breast side up, on grill. Cover grill; cook 20 minutes. Turn chicken, breast side down. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until brown and juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks). Cut chicken into 4 quarters to serve.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    300),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    34g
    34%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    720mg
    720%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    3g
    3%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    41g
    41%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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