Barbecued chicken slathered in sauce and fresh herbs is the perfect warm-weather meal.

So in the spirit of summer, I encourage you to go forth, spatchcock a chicken, rub it with delicious chimichurri and barbecue that thing whole! If you’ve never spatchcocked a chicken, it’s basically the same as “butterflying” it. You cut out the backbone of the chicken and lay it out flat. I would highly recommend this handy video to guide you through it.

If you’ve never had chimichurri with chicken before (this was my first time), I guarantee you will be craving it again! It’s a great way to showcase those fresh garden herbs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4

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Ingredients:
Whole Chicken
1 cup fresh parsley (packed)
6 cloves garlic
¼ cup fresh oregano (packed)
1 red chili pepper (adjust to taste)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ cup olive oil

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Directions:
1. Combine everything but the olive oil in a food processor. Blend until chopped, then add olive oil and continue blending until combined.
2. Place a drip tray underneath where the chicken will be roasting, to prevent flare-ups from burning the chicken. Also place a tinfoil covered brick on the barbecue.
3. Preheat barbecue on high heat for about 10 minutes.
4. While the barbecue is preheating, spatchcock your chicken and rub with about ¾ of the chimichurri, saving some to put on the chicken after cooking.
5. Once the barbecue has preheated, turn burners down to medium, place chicken skin-side up on grill, placed brick on chicken and cook for about 45 minutes to an hour, turning once halfway through or until the chicken registers 165°F in the breast, then remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
6. Spread the rest of the chimichurri on the chicken, and serve!

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100x100_BS Carlene and Bob Deutscher are the dynamic sibling duo behind BS’ in the Kitchen. While Carlene leans towards the sweeter side of things, baking up delicious desserts, you can count on Bob to cook up something savoury! Aside from blogging on BS’ in the Kitchen, Carlene works in marketing & communications, and sidelines as a lifestyle & wedding photographer, while Bob operates his own media company, with a focus on food photography, and videography! Carlene and Bob Deutscher are part of the Lifestyle Blog Network.