Grilled Greek Chicken with Red Wine and Garlic

Give your grill a Mediterranean flair. Olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic and olives are the flavor secrets.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup dry red wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
to 2 lb cut-up whole chicken pieces
1
jar (4 3/4 oz) pitted kalamata or ripe olives, drained

  • 1 In shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken and olives. Add chicken; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken, skin sides down, on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken; brush with marinade. Cover grill; cook 20 to 40 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks). Discard any remaining marinade. Serve chicken with olives.

Expert Tips

Cook chicken pieces evenly by placing the meatier pieces in the center of the grill rack and smaller pieces around the edge. Turn frequently.

Kalamata olives, known as the Cadillac of olives, are imported from Greece. The plump, purplish to black olives have a moist texture and a robust, winelike flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.