Whole butterflied BBQ chicken

With crisp, golden skin, this butterflied chicken recipe is a barbecue winner. Pair it with zesty corn on the cob to complete the feast.

6

1h 25m

1h 10m

Ingredients

  • 1.2kg Coles Australian RSPCA Approved Whole Chicken
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbs finely grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • Coriander sprigs, to serve
  • Chargrilled lime halves, to serve

Method

STEP 1

Place the chicken, breast-side down, on a clean work surface. Use kitchen scissors to cut along each side of the backbone to remove. Place the chicken breast-side up. Press down on the breastbone to flatten.

STEP 2

Combine the lime juice, chopped coriander, ginger, sugar, honey, fish sauce, turmeric, cumin and paprika in a glass or ceramic dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to develop the flavours. 

STEP 3

Heat a covered barbecue on high. (Alternatively, preheat oven to 180°C.) Brush chicken with oil. Season. Cook on barbecue grill for 5 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a baking dish. Cook in covered barbecue using indirect heat, or in the oven, for 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside, covered, for 10 mins to rest.

STEP 4

Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium. Spray the corn cobs with olive oil spray. Season. Cook on grill, turning occasionally, for 8 mins or until lightly charred. Combine the honey, sriracha or chilli sauce and lime juice in a small bowl. Brush the honey mixture evenly over each corn cob and cook, turning, for a further 2 mins or until corn is charred and tender.

STEP 5

Transfer the chicken and corn cobs to a serving platter. Season with salt. Sprinkle with coriander sprigs. Sprinkle corn with lime zest. Serve with lime halves.

Dietary information

Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Lactose-free
Nut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Wheat-free
Yeast-free

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