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Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Thyme


- 3 Tbsp. plus 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for grill
- 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts (about 3 lb.)
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
- 2 lemons
- garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 large sprigs thyme
- 1 cup torn pitted Castelvetrano olives

Directions :

Step 1 : Prepare a caff for 2- zone heat( for a gas caff , set one burner to medium-high and one or two burners to low; for a watercolor caff , bank utmost of the coals on one side). smoothly oil painting grate. Pat funk guts dry; season freehandedly each over with swab and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking distance; let sit at room temperature at least 30 twinkles and up to 1 hour.

Step 2 : Thinly slice 1 bomb cornerwise into rounds; pluck out seeds. Place half of bomb slices in a small coliseum. Add garlic and 1Tbsp. oil painting and toss to fleece; season with swab and pepper. Set remaining lemon slices away for serving. Slice remaining bomb in half and squeeze juice into another small coliseum( you should have about1/4 mug). Set away.

Step 3 : Pat funk dry again( the swab will have drawn out further humidity) and irk with 2Tbsp. oil painting. Grill waxed bomb slices over hot side of caff , turning formerly, until scorched in spots, about 3 twinkles. Transfer to a plate. Grill funk on cooler side of caff , skin side down, until skin is browned and starting to crisp, 15 – 20 twinkles. Turn funk over, cover, and continue to caff until an moment- read thermometer fitted into the thickest part of guts registers 160 °F, 8 – 10 twinkleslonger.However, uncover caff , move funk over to hotter side, If asked . Transfer to a slice board and let rest 10 – 15 twinkles.

Step 4 : Pull funk meat from bones and slice1/2" thick. Place on a rimmed server, overlying slices. smatter thyme shoots, olives, grilled bomb slices, and reserved fresh bomb slices over. Season with further swab and pepper; mizzle reserved bomb juice and remaining1/2 mug oil painting over. Let sit at least 15 twinkles and up to 1 hour before serving.