Chef John's Broiled Chicken

Chef John's Broiled Chicken

Chef John

"The next time rain ruins your dream of a grilled chicken dinner, I hope you fire up your broiler and give this easy, alternative method a try. Not only are you getting the same intense, direct heat, but you also have more control, since you can adjust how far the chicken is from the flame. I prefer the meat about 7 to 8 inches under the heating element, but feel free to adjust as needed. Garnish with freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh oregano."
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40 m servings 584 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 584 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 51.9 g
  • 80%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  2. Spread onion slices in a single layer on the bottom of a baking dish. Season chicken with salt. Place chicken halves, skin-side down, over onion rings.
  3. Cook chicken in the preheated oven, turning every 7 minutes, until caramelized, no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


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This chicken is wonderful but I just wanted to save everyone some grief. DO NOT USE A PYREX DISH UNDER THE BROILER. Pyrex is not safe under the broiler, it will shatter. I speak from an experi...

This was great AND easy. I used drum sticks and thighs. Added a little pepper with the salt. Very tasty, easy and well received by all!

Very easy, very quick and delicious. I watched the video which lemon was suggested. I used lime juice...very nice added flavor. The onions were great too. TY, John.

This was SO GOOD and so easy to make. I added a little bit of fresh cracked black pepper and a pinch of rosemary. Lunch was awesome. Thanks, Chef John.

The finished photo with Chef John cutting into this perfectly broiled chicken hooked me on making this. It is a simple and delicious recipe. I followed the directions using bone-in chicken brea...

So easy and so delicious. I can't believe this doesn't have a million five-star ratings. We paired this with the Roquefort PEAR Salad from AllRecipes, and it was a success. Thank you, Chef John!

I tried and it was easy and delicious. I added garlic powder oregano and pepper, but it is the salt that brings out the flavor. I cooked it in an electric oven with the door closed and it set of...

When you broil in a gas oven, you close the door, as opposed to an electric oven, in which you leave the door open a crack to let out any smoke that occurs during broiling. The gas absorbs the s...

Made this last night and it was delicious. Skin crisp, meat moist. Served with a side salad. Definitely a keeper

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