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Herbed Butter Chicken

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlMinced fresh basil
2 teaspoons 10mlMinced fresh oregano
2 teaspoons 10mlMinced fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons 45mlMinced shallot or green onion
2 tablespoons 30mlButter - softened
3   Garlic - minced
2 teaspoons 10mlGrated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBlack pepper
4   Chicken legs with thighs
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
  Fresh oregano sprigs
  Lemon peel strips

Recipe Instructions

Combine herbs, shallots, butter, garlic, lemon peel, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Loosen chicken skin by gently pushing fingers between the skin and the chicken, keeping skin intact. Gently rub herb mixture under skin of chicken, forcing it into the leg section; secure skin with wooden picks. (Soak wooden picks in hot water 15 minutes to prevent burning.) Cover and refrigerate chicken at least 1/2 hour. Brush chicken with oil.

Arrange briquettes on each side of rectangular metal or foil drip pan. Grill chicken, skin side down, in center of grid on covered grill 20 minutes. Turn chicken and cook 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear.

Garnish with oregano sprigs and lemon strips.

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