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Grilled Garlic Chicken

Real Simple AUGUST 2002

  • Yield: 4 servings, with leftovers
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Other: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes


  • 2 (4-pound) chickens, cut up
  • 1 bunch scallions, minced
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Place the chicken pieces in 1 or 2 large resealable plastic bags and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake to mix. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Fire up a grill to medium heat or until the coals are lightly covered with ash. Cook the chicken skin-side up for 20 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pricked with a fork; it should register 180°F on an instant-read thermometer. Alternatively, roast the chicken uncovered in a preheated 400°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes.

Serve half the chicken hot and reserve the rest for another use.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 61mg
  • Calories: 558
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 238mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Protein: 60mg
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 755mg

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