Lemon Cured Chicken

1-4lb
chicken, cut in half
4 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbsp. Fresh oregano leaves
2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
4 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
10 sprigs thyme
1 lemon, halved
2 tsp. raw or light brown sugar

Rub chicken
with garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, lemon zest, and pepper. Place in a
resealable plastic bag. Add thyme, seal bag, and chill at least 12 hours.

Prepare
grill for medium heat. Remove chicken from bag and grill, turning occasionally,
until cooked through and an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees at
the thickest part, 30-40 min. sprinkle cut sides of lemon with sugar, grill
until caramelized, about 2 minutes. Serve chicken with lemon for squeezing
over.

Chicken can
be marinated 1 day ahead, keep chilled.