Grilled Spatchcocked Hot Harissa Chicken with Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce
2 hours 25 minutes
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This "untraditional take on traditional Sunday Chicken" is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The Daring Dunes brings a little heat, but the Yogurt Sauce cools it down perfectly!
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- Whole chicken
FreshJax Daring Dunes Hot Harissa Moroccan Blend
- Olive oil
- 1 handful of fresh mint (minced)
- 2 lemons (halved)
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
The day before the meal:
Spatchcock the chicken by cutting out the spine of the bird with poultry shears or sharp kitchen shears. Lay the chicken down flat and with the butt of your palm, press down into the breastbone until you hear it crack, making the chicken lay as flat as possible. Rinse off the chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Using the Daring Dunes, season all sides of the chicken, making sure to get coverage all over. Place the chicken on a cooling rack on a tray and place into the fridge, uncovered overnight.
The day of the meal:
Take out the chicken at least an hour prior to cooking to allow it to get closer to room temperature. Preheat your grill to 250° using charcoal and a wood such as apple and set up zones for indirect cooking.
Cook the chicken skin side up away from the coals indirectly for about two hours or until the fat part of the breast reaches 165° internally.
Take the chicken out and apply a thin coat of olive oil on the skin. Add more wood and coals to your fire and allow the fire to grow for direct grilling.
Place the chicken skin side down on the flames for about a minute to get a nice crisp.
Take the chicken off and let it rest for 5 minutes until slicing and serving topped with the lemon mint yogurt sauce and charred lemons.
Try it with Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce:
Mix the Greek yogurt, mint, and the juice of one lemon in a bowl. Add water to the mix until it is thinned out enough for your liking. For added flavor, brush olive oil on the cut halves of the lemon and char them on the grill for a little bit before juicing.
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