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Golden Chicken
Golden Chicken
Canadian Canadian Cuisine
Shared by: Second Banana on 7/17/2016
Prep Time 4 Hours 20 Minutes
Process Time 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Overall Time 5 Hours 40 Minutes
Course Main Dish
Difficulty Intermediate
Preparation Style BBQ / Grill
Additional Info: This chicken must marinade in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
This recipe serves 4
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3 pounds Chicken
1 ea Orange
1/3 cup White wine vinegar
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chopped Thyme, fresh
1/4 teaspoon coarsely chopped Black peppercorns, whole
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With a sharp knife cut along each side of chicken's backbone; remove backbone. Tuck wing tips behind back and place in a shallow casserole.

Grate the rind off of the orange and squeeze out juice. Mix with white wine vinegar, oil, thyme and pepper. Pour over chicken; cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning often, for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

Reserving marinade, place chicken, skin side down, on greased grill over medium-low **indirect heat**. Cover and cook for 1 hour, turning and basting with marinade halfway through.

Transfer to direct heat; cook for 10 minutes per side or until meat thermometer inserted in thigh registers 185°F.

Remove to platter and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into quarters.

**Indirect heat means heat one side of the grill and cook the chicken on the other side.