Butterflied chicken over the coals

By admin
22 December 2011

Butterflied chickens are readily available in various marinades. Check the expiry date when buying chicken.

Serves 6

Cooking time: 40-60 min

1 large marinated whole butterflied chicken

Cook the chicken over medium-hot coals until done. A covered kettle braai works well or cover the chicken with heavy-duty aluminium foil or a large lid to create an “oven”.

If the chicken is not cooked through put it in an oven preheated to 180 °C until done.

Cut the chicken into pieces and serve with a salad.

TIPS: Use chicken pieces instead of a whole chicken as they cook faster, as does deboned chicken (although it’s more


The coals must be medium-hot or the marinade will blacken long before the chicken is cooked.

Regularly baste the chicken with the marinade to flavour it and keep it moist.

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