Monday, May 9, 2011

Grilled Salt and Pepper Chicken

This was so simple. Two ingredients. Three if you count the chicken.
 and it was so good! It was so simple I thought it would be just fine, but it was better than just fine, it was outstanding. It really surprised us just how good it was.



Grilled Salt and Pepper Chicken
Source: original recipe can be found at Martha Stewart online
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds), quartered, rinsed, and patted dry (or use parts - I used legs and thighs, and removed the skin!)

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Combine salt and pepper. Rub chicken with mixture, covering all sides and shaking off excess. (You may not need all of the mixture.) Or put the mixture in a ziploc with the chicken and shake it all up. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
 
Place chicken on grill, skin side down. Close cover, and grill 8 minutes. Flip chicken, and close cover. Grill until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes more.

Transfer chicken to a plate, and let rest 15 minutes.

Notes: I pre-cooked the chicken in the oven, 350 degrees F in the oven for about 45 minutes, then we finished on the grill.

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34 comments:

  1. I like your pre-cooking idea, that way you know it's done, and it still gets the great smoky flavor. Sounds great:@)

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  2. I agree with exactly what happier Than a Pig in Mud,, sounds very yummy!

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  3. This looks fabulous and of course I have to keep it; we have a new BBQ and looking for new recipes; thanks so much.
    Rita

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  4. That sounds so good...and I just ate! Thanks for the recipe! ♥

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  5. That looks so delicious! May be on the weekend.

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  6. Simply delicious! I love grilled chicken and I like the idea of pre-baking too. No burned chicken that way ;)

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  7. thankyou for the lovely comments,, nice to have come visit me,, I love coming to see what you're up too,,

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  8. Keeping it simple most times are the best..you can really taste the food so much better.

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  9. Pretty simple! I prefer to remove the skin too. Looks like something that could be enjoyed all summer long!

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  10. Simple is best! I can make this after work with little effort. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I was just sitting here trying to decide what to have for dinner tomorrow night. Thank You! Looks delicious. What a great idea to cook in the oven first and then finish on the grill.

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  12. Yeah, hurray for dark meat! So simple and easy!

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  13. Isn't it funny how sometimes the simplest preparations are the best!? This sounds and looks great...perfect meal :D

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  14. Carol,
    I am now craving chiken thanks to you :) Not only the chikcen looks really good. I bet the taste is out of this world. I can imagine how will it taste.

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  15. I enjoy simple things :-)) The grilled chicken and asparagus look mouthwatering!

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  16. mmmm that looks delicious! I may try this tonight since I have *all* of the ingredients!

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  17. This chicken sounds and looks delicious, and importantly so easy...will have to give this one a try. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Hope you are having a great week Carol :-)

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  18. Wow this looks so easy and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. We just had this for dinner...delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  20. Hmm, that looks simple yet so delicious....

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  21. That sounds delicious - and so does the salad that you posted two posts earlier. I love a new chicken recipe!

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  22. What a simple recipe!It looks perfect!Have a nice day,dear Carol!

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  23. And to think of all the money I've spent on marinades and rubs when all I need is salt and pepper! This sounds so good!

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  24. Looks delicious, but I need white meat! :)

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  25. I was coming over for WW but I had to say I love this recipe! It sounds delish! I have a favorite chicken, potato, bell pepper ragout recipe I love that just uses olive oil and salt and pepper. It's posted on my food blog. Happy Wednesday :)

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  26. I'm so ready for a home cooked meal. We've been living on sandwiches and sushi from the supermarket. Your chicken looks so good. I'm going to try it with just salt and pepper. Who knew?! :)

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  27. There's nothing better than a great tasting recipe made with only a couple of ingredients! Sounds delicious and we're definitely giving it a try!

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  28. This sounds wonderfully good and, better still, wonderfully easy. I'll wager this is absolutely delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  29. Sounds good. I like the idea of cooking it in the oven for a while first, too. I'm always afraid chicken won't get cooked through on the grill.

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  30. I love it! Especially the coating! Thank you for your kind words, I am glad I am back!

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog Carol! Looks like some very yummy recipes on here. Excited to try them!

    Dallas
    http://azhita.blogspot.com

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  32. Sounds like my kind of recipe. I like the fact that you precooked the chicken. The men here love to grill so I'm copying this recipe. Nancy H.

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  33. This sounds great! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I'll have to try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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