BBQ Piri Piri Butterflied Chicken

Piri Piri BBQ chicken recipe for barbecues
Credit: Whisk Media Group
Recipe by: Lilydale
Average: 3.9 (31 votes)
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Marinate:  15 minutes
Prep:  20 minutes
Cook:  50 minutes
Serves:  4
This stunning piri piri BBQ butterflied chicken recipe is made with Lilydale Free Range Chicken. A wonderful dish to make from scratch and serve to guests during your next summertime soiree.

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BBQ Piri Piri Butterflied Chicken
Butterflied Barbecue Chicken
Butterflied Barbecue Chicken
  1. To butterfly the chicken, place chicken breast-side down on a clean work surface. Using chicken shears or a sharp knife, cut on either side of the backbone and discard backbone. Trim and discard rib bones. Turn chicken over and using the palms of your hands, firmly press the breastbone to butterfly open the chicken. Score the chicken flesh in the thickest parts
  2. To make the marinade, combine piri piri sauce, oil, garlic and lemon juice in shallow ceramic dish. Add chicken and liberally brush on both sides with marinade. Cover and chill for 15 minutes (or longer if time permits)
  3. Preheat a greased barbecue over medium-high heat. Insert 2 long metal skewers lengthways into the thickest parts of the chicken. Place chicken onto the barbecue grill and cook for 15 minutes, brushing occasionally with remaining marinade. Turn and cook, brushing with any remaining marinade for a further 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20-25 minutes or until just cooked through. Serve with coleslaw, barbecued lemon wedges, extra piri piri sauce and crusty bread rolls
  1. Combine coleslaw mixture and salad seeds in a large bowl. Mix mayonnaise with lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle mayonnaise mixture over coleslaw and gently toss to combine. Cover and chill until ready to serve

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1 year 11 months ago
It was hot enough to fire up the BBQ today and try this recipe which was pretty good. Careful with the sauce though as it can be quite hot in so only try if you like hot sauce