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  • 4servings
  • 90minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B2, B9, C
MineralsNatrium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 cup fine sea salt

  2. 2 teaspoons pickling spice

  3. 2 tablespoons honey

  4. 1 4 1/2-pound whole chicken (preferably organic), backbone removed and discarded, chicken quartered

  5. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  6. 1 large shallot, chopped

  7. 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

  8. 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley

  9. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

  11. 1 large garlic clove, peeled

  12. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  13. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  14. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  15. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

  16. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  17. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  18. 1/2 garlic clove, peeled

  19. Pinch of dried crushed red pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For chicken:

  2. Bring 2 cups water, 1/4 cup salt, and pickling spice to boil in large saucepan, stirring until salt dissolves. Remove from heat; add 6 cups water and honey. Cool brine to room temperature. Add chicken to brine; let soak 1 hour at room temperature. Remove chicken from brine and rinse with cold water; discard brine. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Place chicken in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Combine 1/2 cup olive oil, shallot, basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and garlic in processor. Blend until herb mixture is finely chopped. Rub herb mixture all over chicken; cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. For chimichurri sauce:

  3. Place all ingredients in processor; puree until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.

  4. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Rub excess marinade off chicken, leaving some marinade still clinging. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken covered until cooked through, turning occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter. Spoon some chimichurri over. Pass remaining chimichurri.

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