Good Frickin' Paprika Chicken

12 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 20 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“While this is a pretty straightforward grilled chicken recipe, the vinaigrette at the end was a last minute touch that worked out nicely. I really like oil and vinegar-based sauces on grilled meats. They work beautifully with the smoky, caramelized exterior.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Whisk together yogurt, garlic, 3 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon hot chile paste, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in chicken pieces and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken from the bag and transfer to a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels. Pat chicken pieces dry with more paper towels. Season with salt.
  5. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, sherry vinegar, ketchup, 1/8 teaspoon hot chile paste, pinch paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  6. Grill chicken, skin-side down, on the preheated grill for 4 minutes with grill lid closed.
  7. Turn chicken and grill with lid closed until well-browned and meat is no longer pink in the center, about 6 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
  8. Spoon sherry vinegar mixture over cooked chicken and serve.

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Reviews (12)

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Baking Nana
14

Baking Nana

This is a good chicken marinade although it could use a bit of kosher salt in the marinade. I marked this down a star because the 'glaze' has a lot more Olive Oil than it really needs and makes far too much for the chicken. I used the left over to marinate some peppers & onions to grill the next day. Thanks for an inspiring recipe Chef John.

49ersaredabest
6

49ersaredabest

This was excellent! Marinade was wonderful. For the sauce after its cooked, I'd probably go with half the amount of sherry vinegar next time but thats just a personal preference on my part. I also might try a little cornstarch to thicken it a bit. But overall this was a delicious recipe and pretty easy to make. My two kids loved it, my seven year old even asked for seconds :) Chef John, thanks for the recipe...

Valerie's Kitchen
3

Valerie's Kitchen

I made some pretty serious modifications to this recipe and we loved the result. Unfortunately, I can't rate the recipe as written but I'll share my changes. After seeing the reviews on the vinegar based sauce I decided to omit it altogether and punch up the flavor of the marinade to compensate. I used Greek yogurt, smoked paprika, fresh lemon juice, Sriracha (2 tablespoons), salt, fresh ground pepper, plus the garlic, olive oil, and cayenne. Be sure to spray your grill with non-stick cooking spray before turning it on or it will stick like crazy. Nice color, super tender, and delicious!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 618 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 41.3 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 54.1 g
  • 108%
  • Cholesterol
  • 167 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 335 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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