Whole butterflied BBQ chicken

Whole butterflied BBQ chicken
Whole butterflied BBQ chicken

Delicious grilled chicken, this grilled chicken served with vegetable flavor with seasonal vegetables or side salad.

Whole butterflied BBQ chicken

Prep Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes


6 persons

Whole butterflied BBQ chicken


  • 1.2kg Coles Australian RSPCA Approved Whole Chicken
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • Coriander sprigs, to serve
  • Chargrilled lime halves, to serve


  • Step 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.
  • Step 2
  • Combine lime juice, chopped coriander, ginger, sugar, honey, fish sauce, turmeric, cumin and paprika in a glass or ceramic dish. Add chicken. Turn to coat. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to develop the flavours.
  • Step 3
  • Heat a covered barbecue on high. (Alternatively, preheat oven to 180°C.) Brush chicken with oil. Season. Cook on barbecue grill for 5 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a baking dish. Cook in covered barbecue using indirect heat, or in oven, for 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside, covered, for 10 mins to rest.
  • Step 4
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Sprinkle with coriander sprigs. Serve with lime halves.


Serve with zesty BBQ corn.


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