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Herb marinated BBQ chicken

Total Time
3 hr 5 min
20 min
45 min


Fresh flat-leaf parsley

½ cup(s), finely chopped

Fresh basil

cup(s), finely chopped

Salted anchovies in oil, drained

3 medium, finely chopped

Green shallot(s)

2 individual, finely chopped


1 clove(s), crushed

Lemon juice

2 tbs

Olive oil

2 tbs

Dried chilli flakes

1 tsp

Whole chicken

1350 g, (Buy 2 x 1.4kg chicken)

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s), plus extra to serve


1 medium, cut into wedges


  1. Combine chopped herbs, anchovies, shallots, garlic, lemon juice, oil and chilli flakes in a small bowl.
  2. Using poultry shears or sturdy kitchen scissors, cut each chicken in half either side of backbone. Discard backbone. Cut in half again cross-ways. Place in a large snap-lock bag and add marinade. Seal bag tightly and turn to distribute marinade through chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Light burners under grill side of a covered barbecue, close lid and preheat to 190°C. Place chicken in a large shallow ovenproof dish in a single layer. Place onto flat plate (i.e. not directly over heat), close lid and cook for 45 minutes, rotating dish halfway through cooking so they cook evenly.
  4. Uncover barbecue. Take chicken out of dish and place skin-side down onto grill plate for 3-4 minutes or until skin is slightly charred. Turn and cook, skin-side up, for 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with extra parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.