Grilled Citrus Chicken

from Bon Appetit, serves 4


  • 1 3½–4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • Kosher salt; freshly ground pepper

  • 2 lemons, halved

  • 2 oranges, halved


1. Prepare a grill for medium heat. Rub chicken pieces with 2 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, skin side down, turning occasionally and squeezing juice from 2 lemon halves and 2 orange halves over often, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 25–35 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, brush remaining 2 lemon halves and 2 orange halves with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Grill, cut side down, until lightly charred, 5–10 minutes. Serve chicken with grilled lemon and orange halves alongside for squeezing over.

Posted on June 30, 2016 .