Georgian Chicken

Serves 2-4

I’ll be honest. I don’t have great luck with grilled chicken. Usually it’s bland, overdone and, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m usually to blame. Naturally, I was delighted when I found this foolproof Georgian recipe in Laura Kelley’s The Silk Road Gourmet: Volume One: Western and Southern Asia – it’s a giant bright bite of lemony goodness. The crazy strong flavor comes from an extra long marination – 24 hours. If you’d rather a milder flavor, try just a few hours instead.

Adapted from The Silk Road Gourmet: Volume One: Western and Southern Asia

Ingredients:

2 lbs chicken leg
1 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp Georgian Five Spice
1/3 cup peanut oil
salt

Method:

Hello sunshine! Time to juice some lemons.  Beware paper cuts… this won’t be pleasant for you.

Add in the Georgian Five Spice.

And peanut oil…

Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

To quote Emeril, these chicken are “getting happy.”

Grill on each side over medium-low heat, turning once.  Ours took about 25 minutes, but you’ll need to check yours depending on thickness and grill temperature.

Even with the incredible lemony bite, Ava ate it up!

Serve with a dollop of Georgian Garo Sauce if you’d like to get bonus GTA points.

Napkins are not optional.

Enjoy!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
I’ll be honest. I don’t have great luck with grilled chicken. Usually it’s bland, overdone and, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m usually to blame. Naturally, I was delighted when I found this foolproof Georgian recipe in Laura Kelley’s The Silk Road Gourmet: Volume One: Western and Southern Asia – it’s a giant bright bite of lemony goodness. The crazy strong flavor comes from an extra long marination – 24 hours. If you’d rather a milder flavor, try just a few hours instead.Georgian Chicken
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25minutes 8-24hours
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25minutes 8-24hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine the lemon juice, five spice, and peanut oil. Pour over chicken legs, cover and refrigerate 8-24 hours.
  2. Grill on each side over medium-low heat, turning once. Ours took about 25 minutes, but you’ll need to check yours depending on thickness and grill temperature. Enjoy!
Source:

Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only. This recipe and hundreds more from around the world may be found at www.GlobalTableAdventure.com.