Marinated Chicken Quarters

Lemon juice, garlic, and herbs make for an easy marinate for this chicken. Bone-in breast halves can be used in place of the chicken quarters.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (2 1/2-pound) whole chicken, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients; reserve 1/2 cup butter mixture.
  2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Place in shallow dishes or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bags; pour remaining butter mixture evenly over chicken. Cover or seal, and chill, along with reserved butter mixture, 8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 40 to 45 minutes or until done, basting often with reserved butter mixture and turning once.
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