With summer fast approaching here in Australia this is a great recipe for a healthy barbecue option. I love using this on a butterflied chicken and serving it with some yummy salads. It’s always a hit! It’s so easy because once it’s marinated there is really not much else I need to do (as hubby is in charge of the barbecue!), and since it really benefits from being put together a day before – it leaves me more time to chat with our guests.
Healthy BBQ Chook
You will need:
1 free range chicken (ask your butcher to butterfly it for you)
Marinade: (quantity per chicken – i.e. I double this for 2 chickens)
here50 grams preserved lemon rind (2 wedges makes aprox 50 grams) (check out this link for how to make your own preserved lemons)
Juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves crushed garlic (or 3 teaspoons organice minced garlic)
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon hot paprika
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup chopped coriander (cilantro)
Sea salt/celtic salt to taste
How to make it:
Place the above ingredients in a food processor and blend until it forms a paste. Using your hands, spread the paste over both sides of the chicken.
Refrigerate overnight if possible or for a few hours to allow the flavours to penetrate the chicken meat.
Cook on a barbeque and serve with your favourite salads!