Dinner ideas

Portuguese chickens with fig salad

It's quite easy to make Portuguese chicken at home. Flatten a whole chicken, marinate it and drizzle with spicy piri piri sauce. We serve ours with a fresh fig salad


Fig salad


1.Blend or process capsicum, coriander, honey, oil, vinegar, rind, juice and chilli until smooth. Combine capsicum mixture with chickens in large bowl. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
2.Season chickens; cook on heated oiled barbecue (or grill or grill pan) about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from barbecue; cover chickens, stand 10 minutes.
3.Make fig salad.
4.Cut chickens into serving-sized pieces; serve with salad.

Fig salad

5.Place vinegar and oil in screw-top jar; shake well, season. Place remaining ingredients in large bowl with dressing; toss gently to combine.

Butterflied small chickens are available from specialist chicken and butcher shops.


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