TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
We've done this a few times now and it's always a crowd pleaser. Works well with bone-in or boneless. (cooking time a little different for boneless, obviously)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup packed cilantro leaves and tender stems
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Zest of one orange
- Zest of one lime
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 bone-in whole chicken legs, each (10 to 12 ounces)
- Lime and orange wedges
- In the bowl of a food processor combine all of the marinade ingredients. Process to blend.
- Put the chicken a large resealable plastic bag, add the marinade, and seal closed. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade evenly, then refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
- Prepare the grill for indirect and direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
- Lift the chicken out of the marinade, letting any excess liquid drip back in the bag. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
- Grill the chicken, skin-side up, over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, for 40 minutes, then move to direct medium heat. Continue to grill, with the lid closed, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken (not touching the bone) registers 165°F and the chicken is well marked, 8 to 10 minutes more, turning as needed. Remove from the grill, and rest at room temperature, indoors, for 3 to 5 minutes.