Chicken Grilled: Bobby Flay's Butterflied Chicken

posted by Elle 04-25-101 8:19 AM

This is Bobby Flay's recipe for Butterflied Grilled Chicken (Food TV).
Bobby Flay's Butterflied Chicken

1 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice from 2 to 3 lemons
4 chickens (2 1/2 pounds each), butterflied (see Note)
8 slices lemon
32 fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix together the olive oil, garlic and lemon juice in a large shallow pan or baking dish. Add the chickens and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 4 hours.

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high.

Remove each chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess, discarding the used marinade.

Loosen the skin around the breast and place 1 lemon slice and 4 basil leaves on the breast. Stretch the skin over them, and secure with toothpicks if too loose. Season the chickens with salt and pepper.

Grill skin-side down until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn over and continue grilling until cooked through, turning occasionally 15-20 minutes. Place on a large serving platter.

Note: To butterfly a chicken, split it down the backbone and open it out flat.

Serves 8
Prep Time: 240 Cook Time: 20
Calories: 1330, Carbs: 5, Fat: 53, Protein: 165

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