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Prep Time 10 minutes - Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes - Serves 4

I think this is my favourite way to cook a whole chicken. Full of flavour and juicy, no one likes a dry bird.

Also one no likes a chicken that is super charred on the outside and still pink in the middle. So what I like to do with this is start it off in the oven then finish off on the BBQ. That way you can be sure of super juicy meat and that beautiful BBQ flavour.


  • 1.5 kg chicken, ask the butcher to spatchcock it for you.

  • 2 large roasted red peppers, from a jar.

  • 1 heaped teaspoon of smoked paprika.

  • 1 tsp of fresh thyme leaves.

  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped.

  • Chilli flakes, to taste.

  • The juice of one lemon, save the lemon.

  • 4 tbsps olive oil.


  1. Take all the ingredients apart from the chicken and pop into a food blender, season and whizz for a minute to make a sauce.

  2. Slice the lemon into 4 and place in a roasting tin just big enough to fit the chicken. Make a couple of cuts in each of the chicken legs then place on top the lemons, breast side up.

  3. Take half of the sauce and rub all over the chicken and under the skin. Cover with clingfilm and pop in the fridge to marinate for an hour or as long as possible, overnight would be best.

  4. Once marinated remove the clingfilm and add a little water to the roasting tin, this will prevent any of the marinade catching. Now roast in a preheated oven at 160℃ for 30 minutes. Give it a based with any cooking juices that appear at the bottom every so often. Once done save any cooking juice.

  5. The chicken is now ready to hit the BBQ, so get them coals white. Rub some more of the sauce over the chicken and place on the BBQ breast side up. Cook for around 10 - 15 minutes turning and basting with the cooking juices and sauce till done.

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