Butterfly BBQ Chicken

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•  1.2kg Whole Chicken

•  2 tbsp Jacoub’s Chargrill Seasoning

•  1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice

•  1 tbsp honey

•  2 tsp fish sauce

•  1 tbsp peanut oil

•  Coriander sprigs, to serve

•  Chargrilled lime halves, to serve


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

2. Combine lime juice, honey and fish sauce in a dish. Coat chicken. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to develop the flavours.

3. Heat a covered barbecue on high. Brush chicken with oil. Season with Jacoub’s Chargrill Seasoning. Cook on barbecue grill for 5 mins each side. Transfer to a baking dish. Cook in covered barbecue using indirect heat for 1 hour. Set aside, covered, for 10 mins to rest.

4. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Sprinkle with coriander sprigs. Serve with lime halves.

Pro Tip

If preferred, the chicken can be cooked in the oven at 180°C (fan assisted) for 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked.