Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Link Love and Grill with me
Kristin who has the wonderful site, FoodRenegade, is doing a little series called "Understanding the Keys to Health". Go take a look if you are not familiar with her writing,
We talk a lot about cheaper cuts of meat. Chicken quarters fall in that category for sure.
I picked up some organic chicken quarters for $4. (total weight was 1.25 pounds)
Strangely enough, the majority of people out there don't like chicken on the bone. They love dry chicken breasts or chicken breasts filled with "sodium juice and rib meat.
Let's prep, marinate and grill.
Wash your chicken quarters and pat dry.
3 large cloves of garlic, fresh basil and fresh oregano (don't worry, I WILL be planting more herbs shortly so I'll provide you with some variety ;-) )
sprinkle liberally with paprika and some sea salt.
Toss in large ziploc or non metallic container and mix well with about 2 tbsps of evoo and 2 tbsps lemon juice. If you do this in the morning, it will be ready to grill for dinner.
Get your grill nice and hot.
Skin side down, sear on high heat and brown. Turn after about 3 minutes.
Watch the flare ups from the skin so that you don't burn it.
Now move the chicken to indirect heat and close the lid. Let it cook for about 20 minutes.
It was so good, I wish I had more.......