3 garlic cloves, quartered
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Four chicken breast halves on the bone with skin (2 pounds)
Lemon wedges, for serving
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the chicken and lemon wedges and process to a paste. Spread the paste all over the chicken and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
Light a charcoal grill. When the coals are hot, move them to one side of the grill to create a high-heat zone. Oil the grate and place the chicken on it, skin side up, opposite the coals. Cover and grill the chicken until browned and just cooked through, about 30 minutes. Turn the breasts over and grill over high heat until the skin is crisp and lightly charred, about 2 minutes longer. Let the breasts rest for 5 minutes, then serve with lemon wedges.