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Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Herb Sauce



  1. 1 1/3 cups olive oil
  2. 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  3. 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  4. Grated zest of 1 lemon
  5. 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  6. Six 7-ounce skinless boneless chicken breast halves, scored in a crosshatch pattern
  7. 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
  8. 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  9. Kosher salt
  10. 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  11. Freshly ground pepper
  12. 4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
  13. 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  14. 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  1. In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the oil with the vinegar, garlic, lemon zest and crushed red pepper. Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning the breasts.
  2. In a mortar, crush the oregano, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir in the lemon juice and 1/3 cup of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 cup of oil until shimmering. Add the potatoes in an even layer and cook over moderate heat until browned on the bottom, about 15 minutes; lower the heat halfway through cooking. Stir the potatoes and cook until browned all over, about 10 minutes longer. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until beginning to brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Light a grill or heat a grill pan. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken over a moderately hot fire until charred and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter.
  5. Warm the potatoes over high heat, stirring, until sizzling. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Spoon the herb sauce over the chicken and serve at once with the potatoes.