Ancient Egyptian Chicken

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READY IN: 8hrs
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 1 dinner
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • If using boneless chicken pieces, cut into 1 inch cubes and place in a shallow non reactive container; if using whole birds, butterfly them; combine the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and pour over the chicken. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight. Bring the meat to room temperature before cooking.
  • While the meat is warming to room temp.Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill or preheat your oven broiler (griller) Remove the meat from the marinade, reserving the marinade. You can marinate for up to 48 hours if properly refrigerated.
  • If using chicken cubes thread on to skewers. Place the skewers or butterflied or halved birds on the grill rack or a broilerpan and grill or broil until cooked through, basting with reserved marinade while cooking.
  • Whole chicken (5-7 pounds) 22 minutes a pound, butterflied whole chicken (3-5 pounds) 45-50 minutes; whole cornish hens (18 -24 oz) 45-55 minutes; breast half, boneless (4 oz) 8-10 minutes a side, (6-8 oz) 10 -15 minutes a side; leg or thigh (4-8 oz) 10-15 minutes a side.
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