Grilled Lemon-Coriander Chicken

60 mins (prep 25)
13 ingredients
makes 4 servings
Grilling a whole chicken cuts down on prep time and makes for a dramatic presentation. A purée made from fresh herbs, garlic, and chile spread under the skin of the bird keeps the meat moist.

Categories:  quick-&-easy , american , summer ,
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  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon <"">zest<
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 fresh serrano chile, minced, including seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (3- to 3 1/2-lb) chicken, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • special equipment: kitchen string; a large chimney starter (if using charcoal); an instant-read thermometer


Serving Size (22.84 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 162.77 Calories from Fat 160.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.8g 109.52%
Saturated Fat 3.95g 78.91%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 7.95mg 10.6%
Sodium 436.8mg 72.8%
Total Carbohydrate 1.43g 1.91%
Dietary Fiber 0.08 g 1.25%
Sugars 1.23 g %
Protein 0.06g 0.51%
Vitamin A 94.09IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.68mg% Iron 0.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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