Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Grilling these chickens under a heavy weight will help them cook quickly and evenly, leaving them crisp and juicy.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1996

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Credit: MARIA ROBLEDO

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • If using whole chickens, use kitchen shears to cut along one side of the backbone of each chicken. Then cut along the other side to remove backbone; discard it. Open the chickens, skin side up, on a clean surface. Press down to flatten. Place in a large bowl.

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  • Thinly slice 2 lemons. Squeeze the juice of remaining lemon and add both to bowl with chickens. Add remaining ingredients, except salt, and toss. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes or overnight.

  • Heat a grill to medium hot. Wrap 4 bricks with aluminum foil (a large heavy skillet can also be used). Remove chickens from marinade; salt both sides. Brush grill with oil; transfer chickens to the grill, skin side up, and place bricks on top of chickens. Grill 10 to 15 minutes per side, until skin is dark brown and juices run clear when chicken is pierced. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

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Reviews (4)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2019
I made this for Easter dinner 10+ years ago. My friends still ask me to make them. I followed the recipe overall, but didn’t measure anything perfectly. It was a nice change from chicken breasts.
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2008
I think Delma has a valid point. Some of us come to this website to LEARN how to cook and need ALL of the instructions. Gibson, take a breath and realize we're not all gourmet chefs.
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08/28/2008
I think Delma has a valid point. Many come to this site to LEARN how to cook and need ALL of the directions. Gilmore, take a breath and realize we are not all gourmet chefs.
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Rating: Unrated
06/27/2008
I wanted to try this recipe next week but I don't think all the directions are there. How do you grill it?