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Grilled Lemon Honey Thyme Chicken


This is a pretty forgiving recipe. I used chicken wings, but you can use thighs, legs, bone-in breasts, or a whole chicken. If you are doing a whole chicken, you will probably need to double the marinade.

Grilled Lemon Honey Thyme Chicken

1lb chicken wings (thighs, bone-in breasts or whole chicken)
1 head garlic
2 lemons (juice and zest)
2 T honey
thyme sprigs
1/4 c olive oil
salt pepper

Mash garlic cloves and salt together with the side of a chef's knife to form a paste. Whisk together marinade ingredients in a bowl. Place chicken in marinade. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Place on hot grill and cook until done (about 15-20 minutes).

We have an old-fashioned (well not really old fashioned - it's really new fashioned) charcoal grill. We don't do that gas grill thing. So we pile the charcoal on one side and start the wings off the direct heat. We then move them over for about 5 minutes to get some nice grill marks. I used wings cut in half but there is no reason you can't leave them whole. I would remove the tips to save to stock though.



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