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The easy grilled chicken recipe

Whole grilled chicken: white meat and taste

Grilled whole chicken is one of the most popular and versatile dishes in the world. Grilled chicken is a dish that has roots in many culinary cultures, from the Mediterranean to South America.

It can be prepared with various marinades, spices and cooking methods, but one thing is for sure: its succulent and flavorful meat will satisfy all palates.

Furthermore, whole grilled chicken is a healthy choice for your meals, as its lean meat contains essential proteins and little saturated fat and is a perfect preparation for outdoor dinners or for occasions when you want to cook an easy and tasty meal.

There are many different recipes for making whole chicken on the grill, but in this article we will explore an easy and delicious recipe that is sure to satisfy your tastes. Follow these simple steps to get a perfectly cooked, flavorful whole grilled chicken. From preparation to marinating, grilling and presentation: all the information you need to create a mouth-watering whole grilled chicken.

Grilled chicken recipe

Preparing free-range chicken

If you have not purchased a clean and ready-to-cook chicken like the one you can find in our online butcher's shop, follow these steps. If you have a whole chicken ready, move on to the next step.

Start by removing the giblets from the chicken and washing it well under cold running water. Dry it with a clean cloth and cut off the tips of the wings. Next, cut the chicken's spine with a pair of kitchen scissors, then open the breast and flatten it. Finally, spread a generous amount of salt and pepper all over the surface of the chicken and add any spices or herbs of your choice.

Grilled Chicken Marinade

For even more delicious grilled free-range chicken, you can marinate it for a few hours or, if you have time, even overnight. There are many marinade options to choose from, but a simple and tasty marinade includes olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, pepper and a few fresh herbs, such as rosemary or lemon thyme. Once the chicken has been marinated, wipe off any excess marinade and leave the chicken at room temperature for about 30 minutes before placing it on the grill.

We also recommend the Chicken RUB which includes a calibrated mix of spices such as: salt, cane sugar, black pepper, sweet paprika, coriander, turmeric, fennel, cumin, garlic, fenugreek, bay leaves, cloves, chilli pepper.

Cooking chicken on the grill

Light the grill or prepare the charcoal and heat the grill well. Place the chicken on the grill, skin side down, and cook for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken), until the skin is crisp and golden.

To keep it soft and tasty, remember to brush the chicken with the marinating liquid during cooking.

Once the first time has passed, turn the chicken to the other side and cook for another 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 75°-80°C. To obtain even cooking, you can move the chicken onto the grill which is more or less hot depending on your needs.

Presentation and side dishes for grilled chicken

Once the whole grilled chicken has been cooked to perfection, it is ready to serve.

Here are some delicious side dishes you can pair with your grilled chicken:

  • Mixed Salad : A crisp, fresh salad with a variety of seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and carrots, dressed with olive oil, white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Grilled Vegetables : A healthy and tasty alternative to classic side dishes, grilled vegetables include zucchini, eggplant, peppers and onions, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Mashed Potatoes : A creamy, evergreen side dish that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken. Mash boiled potatoes with milk, butter and a sprinkle of nutmeg for extra flavor.
  • Cous Cous : Pairs well with grilled chicken. Simply cook the couscous in boiling water, then add diced vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and season with olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Glazed Carrots : A sweet and juicy side dish that involves cooking diced carrots in a pan with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

These are just a few examples of side dishes that pair perfectly with whole grilled chicken. Experiment with your favorite combinations and create the perfect meal for your family dinner or outdoor barbecue. Enjoy your meal!