Spicy Chile Grilled Chicken

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Spicy Chile Grilled ChickenRecipe
Tony Christie, Sean Laurenz
Add intense flavor to grilled chicken with a lemon juice marinade that includes spicy red chiles or jalapeño chiles, chili powder and cumin.
Makes 6 to 8 servings


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1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
8 garlic cloves, crushed
3 spicy red chiles or jalapeño chiles, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
2 (4 1/2-pound) whole chickens, each cut in half


Prep: 13 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Marinate: 8 Hours

1. Combine first 10 ingredients in an extra-large (2-gallon) heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and chill 8 to 12 hours.

2. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken halves, cut-sides down, on greased grill rack. Cover and grill over medium heat (325° to 350°) for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until done, turning chicken every 15 minutes. (Watch carefully to prevent flare-ups.)

Created date

June 2010