Friday, February 15, 2013

Grilled Butterfly Chicken

Whenever i think to make something special for dinner..its always have chicken somewhere on the table  ! I was planning to Butterflying the chicken from months ,n yesterday was the day...  its was really melt in mouth texture which makes it must try for all chicken lovers.

How to butterfly the chicken you can get pictorial tutorial easily over internet.Basically it means cutting the backbone and make it flatten,which look like butterfly..This helps to cook it in much lesser time with crispier skin.Any marinade can be use,this time i used spice n herb marinade...which turned out seriously tasty ! 

Just a Portion  


1 Whole Chicken
12 Garlic pods
1 inch Ginger root
6 Cloves
10-12 Black pepper
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
1 tsp Chili flacks
1 tsp Oregano
3 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp dark Soya Sauce
Salt to taste
Oil for grilling


  • Wash and dry with cloth the chicken properly.
  • With a sharp knife or kitchen scissor carefully remove the backbone starting from neck towards bottom.(ribs will be cut easily, at lower part you will need some muscle)
  • Place chicken on board skin side up,press with firm hand to flatten it.Make 2-3 slits on breast and thigh using knife.
  • Make a coarse paste of all spices and sauce to prepare marinade.
  • Rub the marinade properly on all over the chicken.Keep it in fridge for at least 3 hours to overnight.
  • Heat the grill or pan on high heat than low the flame to medium ,brush some oil on it. Grill the chicken 10 minutes each side.Again increase the heat.Press the chicken with some heavy ladle(i used pav-bhaji mashing ladle) and grill further on high heat 4-5 minutes each will give nice crispy skin.
  • Serve hot with salad and lemon wedges.(i grilled the lemons too)

# Don't grill for too long,it will make chicken dry.
## You can also serve grilled veggies with it.
### Don't discard the backbone.use it to make chicken stock.

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