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Marinating chickens overnight seasons them all the way through; grilling them under a brick makes the skin crisp. Francis Mallman: Grilled Chicken More Grilled Chicken Recipes

August 2010


Credit: © Coral Von Zumwalt

Recipe Summary

2 hrs
6 to 8




Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients except the chickens. Set the chickens breast sides up on a rimmed baking sheet. Flatten the birds, fold the wing tips under and arrange the thighs next to the breasts. Make 2 slashes in the breasts and 1 slash in the legs and thighs. Rub with the marinade, cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before grilling.

  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

  • Light a grill. Cover 2 bricks with foil. Grill the chickens breast sides down, pressed with the bricks, over moderate heat until browned, 15 minutes. Flip and grill over low heat until the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced, about 25 minutes longer. Transfer the chickens to a carving board to rest for 10 minutes. Carve and serve, passing the chimichurri at the table.

Suggested Pairing

This spiced chicken goes well with a medium-bodied red like Sangiovese.