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Butterflied Chicken with Lemon, Oregano, and Paprika

Categories: Kid-friendly, Low-fat, On the Grill
Type: Main Dishes

Chicken stuffed with lemon, oregano, and paprika makes a healthy and delicious dinner.

Prep Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 50M

Serves: Serves 4-6


  • 1 whole butterflied chicken, preferably free-range (you can ask your butcher to do this)
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon, plus juice of 2
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
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  1. Combine the oil, lemon zest and juice, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl, and mix well. Add the chicken, making sure it is coated in the marinade. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. (Put the chicken and its marinade in a plastic bag for better coverage, if you like.)
  2. Heat the barbecue until hot. Sprinkle the chicken liberally all over with the oregano, and grill over low heat for 40-50 minutes until golden and cooked through, turning frequently. Transfer to a plate, and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Cheat...Cook over high heat on the barbecue for 15 minutes, then finish in a preheated 400°F (200°C) oven for 20 minutes.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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