Barbecue Chicken Recipe:
A whole chicken cooked on the barbecue is a delicious family meal that’s great value, too. Best of all, it only takes three easy steps.
80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
60ml (1/4 cup) white wine
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs chopped fresh continental parsley
1 tbs dried oregano
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp dried chilli
Size 16 (about 1.65kg) chicken
Continental parsley sprigs and serve with lemon wedges, to serve
- Make the marinade: Combine olive oil, wine, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, rosemary and chilli in a large bowl.
- Prepare the chicken: Rinse chicken inside and out. Pat dry with paper towel. Place the chicken, breast-side up, on a clean work surface. Use poultry shears or sharp kitchen scissors to cut the breast in half along the breastbone. Open the chicken to lie flat. Cut along either side of backbone. Discard backbone. Add chicken to the marinade and turn to coat. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight to marinate. Drain the chicken, reserving the marinade. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
- Fire up the barbie: Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Reduce heat to medium. Cook the chicken, skin-side down, turning and basting with the marinade occasionally, for 40 minutes or until the juices run clear when the thickest part of the chicken is pierced with a skewer. Cut the chicken into pieces. Arrange on a serving platter. Top with fresh continental parsley sprigs and serve with lemon wedges.
Source: Good Taste – January 2010, Page 27
Recipe by Alison Adams