Spiced smoky barbecued chicken

Spiced smoky barbecued chicken

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Cooking time

Takes 35-45 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
628
protein
47g
carbs
2g
fat
48g
saturates
13g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled finely
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri spices mix, or good-quality curry powder
  • 1 dried bird's-eye chilli, seeded and crushed, or a pinch of chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • 2 large bunches each rosemary and thyme
  • 2 branches fresh bay leaves

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Method

  1. Make the marinade. Smash the garlic with a little salt using a pestle and mortar. Add the lemon zest and juice, the spice mix, chilli, oil and a good grinding of black pepper. Mix to a paste. This can be done in a mini food processor.
  2. Toss the chicken in the marinade and set aside while you light the barbecue. When the barbecue’s hot, lay the bunches of herbs on the grid and put the chicken, skin side up, on top. Close the lid, if your barbecue has one, and cook the chicken on the smouldering herbs for about 10 minutes until the meat starts to colour. Turn the chicken and continue to cook for a further 20-30 minutes, turning as necessary, until it is slightly charred from the burnt herbs and cooked through to the bone.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2004

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aticavo's picture
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had a bbq this weekend and we prepared the chicken this way. it was delicious and full of flavour! thanks

rogersjj's picture
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Delicious seasoning! Friends really liked it and would definitely use this recipe again!

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