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Italian Dressing Chicken

This is such a simple dish, that I’m not sure it even counts as a recipe as such. However, it really packs a punch of flavour, so it’s a must have BBQ or outdoor grill dish this summer. The vinegar and lemon in the dressing give a subtle sharpness, with the sweetness from the honey and sugar helping to balance it all whilst giving the skin a beautiful colour.

We’ve suggested serving with a nice salad and campfire potatoes, but you could pretty much serve this with anything and still have a winner. Fried or chipped potatoes, or even a good potato salad, with plenty of fresh summer veg. It’s entirely up to you.

Italian Dressing Chicken

Italian Dressing Chicken

Super simple, this is one of the easiest dishes to prepare for the grill, yet somehow one of the tastiest as well.
5 from 1 vote
Print Recipe
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinade Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 599 kcal

Equipment

  • BBQ
  • Large Zip Lock Bag

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 whole Chicken jointed into 8 pieces
  • 30 ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Dijon Mustard with Honey
  • 1.5 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1.5 tsp Dried Basil
  • .5 tsp Salt
  • .5 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • .5 tsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 whole Lemon zest and juice
  • 90 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Pour the vinegar and lemon juice into a small bowl. Then add in the mustard, and whisk until well combined. Add in the garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and sugar, and whisk again until all combined. Whilst whisking, slowly add the oil, ensuring it emulsifies into consistent dressing.
  • The chicken should be jointed into drumsticks, thighs, and the breast (on the bone) removed from the lower carcass and cut into two pieces, giving 8 pieces in total. Place in the ziplock bag, add in the dressing and massage it around the chicken to ensure it's well covered. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.
  • When you're ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade, shaking off any excess but ensuring each piece is coated. Cook over a medium heat grill, be it BBQ, firepit, or grill pan, until golden brown all over and cooked through (internal temp of 75C, and any juices run clear).
  • Serve with plenty of salad and campfire potatoes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Italian Dressing Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
599
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
50
g
77
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
28
g
Cholesterol
 
135
mg
45
%
Sodium
 
428
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
372
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories
599
Keyword Alfresco, bbq, chicken, Comfort food, Easy
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