Yoghurt and lime chicken Braai

Yoghurt and lime chicken Braai

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  • 1.6kg whole chicken, butterflied
  • 1/4 cup (30g) ras el hanout (Moroccan spice blend from Middle Eastern food stores and selected grocers)
  • 1 cup (280g) thick Greek-style yoghurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  1. Cut 2 shallow slits in each breast and leg, then rub salt flakes all over the chicken.
  2. Combine ras el hanout, yoghurt, lemon juice and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat well. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight to marinate.
  3. Preheat a braai with a hood to medium-high.)Remove chicken from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip off. Drizzle with oil and cook, breast-side down, for 5 minutes or until golden.
  5. Turn and cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden. Close barbecue hood and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 30-40 minutes. Rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes.
  6. Season grilled chicken with salt and serve with lime.

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