Rao's Famous Lemon Chicken (Pollo al Limone)

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 2 1/2 -to-3-pound broiling chickens, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • Lemon Sauce (recipe follows)
  • Lemon Sauce:
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • To attain maximum heat, preheat broiler for at least 15 minutes before using.

  • Broil chicken halves, turning once, for about 30 minutes or until skin is golden-brown and juices run clear when bird is pierced with a fork.

  • Remove chicken from broiler, leaving broiler on. Using a very sharp knife, cut each half into about 6 pieces (leg, thigh, wing, 3 small breast pieces).

  • Place chicken on a baking sheet with sides, of a size that can fit into the broiler. Pour Lemon Sauce over the chicken and toss to coat well. If necessary, divide sauce in half and do this in two batches.

  • Return to broiler and broil for 3 minutes. Turn each piece and broil for an additional minute.

  • Remove from broiler and portion each chicken into each of 6 warm serving plates.

  • Pour sauce into a heavy saucepan. Stir in parsley and place over high heat for 1 minute. Pour an equal amount of sauce over each chicken and serve with lots of crusty bread to absorb the sauce.

Lemon Sauce:
  • Whisk together juice, oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Whisk or shake vigorously before using. Yield: 6 servings.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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