Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This a brilliant delicious recipe from one of my favorites - Saveur Magazine! It is incredibly delicious and I hope you like it as much as my family does! I made some adjustments to suit my taste. The paste applied before grilling gives the most wonderful flavor to the chicken!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Crush the scallions, garlic, cilantro, parsley, salt, sweet paprika, hot paprika, and cumin with a mortar and pestle. Blend in butter.
  2. 2. Wash chickens; split them down the back and flatten; dry well; and rub inside and out with butter paste. Let stand at least 1 hour.
  3. 3. Preheat grill, then cook chicken skin side up. Turn after 2 minutes and baste with any extra paste. Continue to turn and baste until skin is crisp and flesh is firm.