Barbecued butterflied chicken with avocado salad

A Kiwi Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a delicious barbecued meal. We love this easy barbecued butterflied chicken and fresh green salad to share with loved ones. Dine alfresco for a memorable and relaxed summer Christmas.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


Avocado salad

  • 3 NZ Avocados scooped & sliced
  • 200 g broad beans steamed & shelled
  • 2 small courgettes peeled in thin ribbons
  • Zest of 1 lemon ribboned
  • 100 g feta cubed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes optional
  • 1 cup Superb Herb basil mint, crazy peas
  • ½ cup FreshLife macadamia nuts roughly chopped & lightly toasted

Creamy avocado dressing


  • For the chicken: Preheat the barbecue to medium heat. Drizzle with oil then barbecue the butterflied chicken on medium heat for 20 minutes, then low heat for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally.
  • When the chicken has 20 minutes to go, make the salad dressing. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth. Add water if the dressing is too thick, then season with salt and pepper.
  • For the salad: add all salad ingredients to a bowl or serving platter. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and macadamias. Pour over dressing.
  • Serve salad with hot barbecued chicken.


Tip: We suggest using a meat thermometer for the butterflied chicken. Poultry should be fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 82°C. Thermometers should be placed in the deepest part of the poultry.
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  1. […] Waitoa Free Range Butterflied Chicken is a great source of protein and contains no additives, artificial flavours, or preservatives. Enjoy its tasty Korean BBQ-inspired flavour, making it the perfect choice to share with friends and family. […]

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