I am not sure if these photos do this chicken any justice, but I have to say that this is one of the best ways of preparing chicken that I have ever tried. This is a recipe from David Lebovitz´s cookbook My Paris Kitchen and it is the recipe chosen for this week in my cooking group cookthebookfridays. Joining this cooking groups has really been a lot of fun and has enabled me to discover new recipes and flavours that I may have overlooked in favour of some that are more ¨exotic¨. I mean, really. Chicken? Is it really something new to rave about it? The answer is yes!! This chicken involves marinating it for one to two days as well as butterflying it. Yes, this involves some preparation and a bit of time but the results are incredible. You get a gorgeous, moist chicken with a sensational flavour. I made this dish for my husband and he was over the moon. To my shock, he exclaimed that I should make this meal on Christmas Day as opposed to a turkey. I told him that instead of preparing a chicken, I could use the same recipe and adapt it to preparing a turkey. He agreed enthusiastically and said it was the best chicken he had ever had. Perhaps he was exagerating a bit. He was in a very good mood that day because he was building the Lego Millenium Falcon that I had given him for his birthday haha!
Ok,I am just getting hungry looking at the photos. If you are interested in having a look at this recipe, you can check it out here. I used siracha sauce in my marinade. If you are unsure about butterflying a chicken, there are loads of videos online. Here is on which I found quite helpful.
I am looking forward to reading what my cooking friends thought of this recipe. I hope you try this because it is definitely worth it!