Christmas barbecue butterflied chicken dinner

Pieces of chicken, potatoes on a plate and salad in a bowl, glasses of drinks.
Make this delicious butterflied chicken your centrepiece this Christmas. Serve with herby greens and our perfect Christmas roast Lotatoes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Servings 4 people


Summer salad


  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ¼ cup water as needed
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, make the salad dressing. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth, adding water to reach your desired consistency. Season to taste.
  • Place salad greens on a serving platter or in a salad bowl. Quarter and halve the tomatoes and place on top. Scoop then slice or dice the avocados and add to the serving platter. Sprinkle with pine nuts and drizzle with dressing.
  • Chop cooked chicken into pieces. Serve with herby greens and perfect roast Lotatoes.


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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