Ingredients

How to make it

  • Whisk Lemon Juice, Garlic, Thyme, Paprika, 2 Tsp Cinnamon, Sumac and Cayenne Pepper in small bowl.
  • Place Chicken in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Pour marinade over; turn Chicken to coat. (Alternatively you can marinate the Chicken in zip type bags.)
  • Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Remove Chicken to a sheet pan fitted with a wire rack. Pat Chicken dry and set aside for about twenty minutes to dry further and come up to temperature.
  • In a small saucepan wisk together Clarified Butter, Lemon juice Worcestershire Sauce and 2-3 Tbls of the reserved marinade. Heat over medium heat until just bubbling, Reduce heat and keep warm on very low heat.
  • Prepare your grill: Put enough charcoal on one side of your grill to achieve a med hot fire. Keep enough space with no coals to be able to transfer meat from the hot side to the cool side. Make sure grates are clean and well oiled.
  • Season Chicken with Salt and Pepper. Start thighs and legs about 10 mins before the breasts. Place Chicken skin side down on the medium hot side of the grill.
  • Sear only long enough to get good grill marks. (about 3- 5 minutes per side.) Transfer Chicken to the cool side, baste all sides with the lemon/garlic butter sauce and dust lightly with cinnamon. Cover and roast about an additional 25 – 30 min. basting occasionally.
  • Garnish with Parsley and Lemon wedges. Pass Garlic Sauce separately.

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    " It was excellent "
    SilkE ate it and said...
    The flavours were amazing and the chicken was great. The steak though, with the action of the lemon juice, was not the best, even though it still tasted fantastic. I think next time I would leave the lemon juice out of the long marinade, add some olive oil and maybe even some tomatoe sauce to it to act as the liquid (or maybe even a dry rub with the spices in the first instance). Even though the chicken wasn't too bad, I would still leave the lemon out in the intial stages. I would add the lemon in about half an hour before I am ready to start the cooking step so it doesn't pre-cook the meat. The roasted garlic hummus was perfect with it.
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    " It was excellent "
    SilkE ate it and said...
    Joined the site coz of this recipe it looks so good! I am going to try with chicken and beef tonight along with some roasted garlic hummus, sumac onions and a green salad all wrapped in pita bread. My tummy is already growling in anticipation!
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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    sitbynellie ate it and said...
    This is brilliant Jim. I'd love to try this.

    Hope you're well
    Susan
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  • jarinks 5 years ago
    Big Thanks for the recipe - many years ago I lived in Seattle and my favorite food there was the Farmers Chicken at Mediterranean Kitchen restaurant. It was the most garlicky thing I've ever eaten - and the most memorable.
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    The more of this recipe I read the more I drooled. It sounds incredible & I can't wait to try it. High 5
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Sounds really interesting.Thanks Jim.
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  • crabhappychick 6 years ago
    Okay, got the sumac and ready to try this. Went to Labad's and they were out of sumac to they sent me 2 doors down to Penzey's! Who knew.....I'll let you know when I make it...sounds SO good!
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    This is fabulous, can't wait to try it!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    One more thing and then I'll hush. Maybe. ;-)~~

    I was so impressed with your marinade here that I think it would greatly compliment any cut of beef, pork or lamb.

    As instructed, the addition of Lea and Perrin and the wonderful clarified buter for a basting sauce while cooking would glorify any meat dish, I promise - this is one solid, go-to marinade/basting sauce recipe.

    Bravo, Jim - and thanks! ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh wow - this recipe totally rocks, Jim. The marination of this chicken in the lemon-garlic makes this the most tender and succulent chicken ever - it falls off the bone and into the mouth. The final dusting of cinnamon before grilling adds such a delightful subtle nuance to the overall flavor.

    I have pictures but all were taken with my Razr - sorry for the less than great clarity. But it does give an idea of the beauty of this dish. I would give you a 50 if I could. I served with oven-roasted asparagus and Jasmine rice with lemon juice/zest, garlic, thyme and some toasted almonds. (See pic above.) Heaven....I'm telling you all!

    Try it everyone....you'll love it!

    Thanks m'dear!
    ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow i love all the spices , and look at all that garlic !!!!! wow .....everyone will stay away hahahahahahaha nice post
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Excellent, but I'm not really familiar with sumac. I feel really stupid asking this but--Isn't that poisonous? Please explain!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wow - this has my name written all over it! This sounds delicious and delightful, Jim - can't wait to taste it. Moving to my short list....thanks so much. ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    We had this for dinner and I have to say where is the 10 fork rating located at?

    Delish!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love Garlic sauce
    this recipe is wonderful
    michael
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  • bakerrakka 6 years ago
    ohh this sound awesome, i think ill add some honey to make it all sticky, thanks for a great idea!!
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    This sounds great! It's on the menu for this week.
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    WOWIE! Jim this sounds incredible! I have it printed and waiting for the week end. I think Rob will love this one. You know I never seem to get recipes posted any more because I'm always trying other recipes on this site.
    I've missed Vickie's posts the last couple of weeks. You and she seem to keep me busy in the kitchen!
    Thanks for the post Jim. I can't wait to taste this one. Any recipe that gives me the chance to add sumac is ok by me!
    My 5 in honor of your grandmother and Mr. Perrin!
    Denise
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    " It was excellent "
    kidaria ate it and said...
    Interesting combination. The L&P probably tenderizes the meat. Love to try this! Thanks.
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