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Butterflied chicken tikka

Ingredients 6
Servings 4
Time 15 min


  • 1
    whole chicken
  • sea salt
  • rub
  • 80
    tikka paste
  • 30
  • 15
    lemon juice to serve cooked polenta fresh basil


70 min

This is an easy recipe for chicken tikka - and you can easily adapt this for a braai too.

1. Preheat the oven to 230 °C.

2. Cut through the chicken carcass on both sides of the backbone and remove. Open out the chicken and flatten with the heel of your hand. Make slits all over the skin of the chicken. Season with sea salt.

3. RYB Mix the ingredients and rub all over the chicken and into the slits. Transfer the chicken to a roasting pan or ovenproof dish.

4. Roast for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 180 °C and continue roasting until the chicken is tender and done, about 45 minutes.

5. Serve with cooked polenta


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