"Butterflied chicken sounds difficult but is straight forward.
You just need sharp implements."
There are so many options. Chicken is an incredibly versatile meat that takes on marinades well, mixes well with other accompaniments and offers a large choice of cuts to choose from.
We’ve pulled together three recipes; chicken drumsticks (which could also be breasts), butterflied whole chicken and chicken kebabs. You can serve these with just about any salad or vegetable.
Who doesn’t love drumsticks? It may be worth doing some plain for the kids, but this recipe is delicious and moist as the paprika butter is put underneath the skin before cooking.
6-8 chicken drumsticks
Olive oil for BBQ
Smoked paprika butter:
50gm salted Westgold Butter, soft
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
1-2t smoked paprika
2t chopped fresh thyme
½ t chilli flakes
Salt and pepper
If you would like to add corn and salsa to this – check out this recipe
Sounds difficult but is straight forward. You just need sharp implements. BBQ marinades are made all over the world with various secret ingredients. This one is easy and tasty and perfect for making that chicken look super crispy and decadent.
1.5 kg fresh or frozen and thawed whole chicken
Sauce (makes 2 cups):
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 clove crushed garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
These delicious kebabs are marinated in a Moroccan mixture of yoghurt, lemon, garlic and spices. Straight forward to make and then placed on skewers and cooked on the BBQ until golden in colour. As a meal, serve with salad and rice.
1 cup plain Greek or natural yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
A shake of chili or red pepper flakes
Zest from one lemon
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
Salt to taste
ground black pepper
5 garlic cloves, crushed
1kg boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into large bite-sized pieces
Vegetable oil, for greasing the grill