BBQ chicken with parsley and lemon sauce

A delicious summer BBQ dish, the tangy parsley and lemon sauce is the perfect accompaniment to this chicken

A plate of delicious barbequed chicken covered in a tangy lemon and parsley sauce
SERVES6
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDinner

Method

Chicken

  1. Mix together the lemon juice and zest, garlic, herbs, oil, mustard, salt, paprika and coriander to make the marinade
  2. Place chicken in a sealable container and pour over marinade, spread marinade over all surfaces of the chicken
  3. Place lid on container and refrigerate overnight
  4. 2 hours prior to eating - heat a BBQ with lid to approximately 180°C
  5. Place on BBQ rack (or oven tray if cooking in oven) and put lid back on to retain heat
  6. Turn the chicken over every 15-20 minutes to cook evenly on both sides
  7. Cook for approximately 1- 1 ½ hours or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and no blood is present
  8. Remove from BBQ and cover with tin foil to rest for 30 minutes before serving.

Parsley sauce

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Tips

If you don’t have a BBQ, cook in a roasting tray in an oven pre-heated to 180°C. If cooking in an oven you also don’t need to butterfly the chicken, simply marinade and roast whole.

  • ½ cup
    Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp
    Lemon zest
  • 4 cloves
    Garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp
    Chopped oregano, thyme or sage
  • 2 tbsp
    Oil
  • 2 tsp
    Wholegrain mustard
  • ¼ tsp
    Salt
  • 1 tbsp
    Ground paprika
  • 2 tsp
    Ground coriander
  • Whole chicken, butterflied flat
  • Parsley Sauce 
  • 2 cups
    Chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp
    Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    Lemon zest
  • 1 clove
    Garlic, crushed
  • ¼  cup
    Olive oil
  • ¼  cup
    Water
  •  
    Pinch salt
Per serve
  • Energy
    1212kJ
  • Total Fat
    18.9g
  • Saturated Fat
    3.4g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    5.8g
  • Sugars
    0.8g
  • Protein
    1.6g
  • Dietary Fibre
    28.3g
  • Sodium
    225mg